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WCSU Faculty Senate issue vote of no confidence in university President

The faculty senate of Western Connecticut State University has issued a vote of no confidence in President John Clark over the university's fiscal woes.  A two day retreat was held earlier this week to address serious structural and financial challenges outlined in a report requested by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.  The vote was 19 yes, 7 no and 4 abstentions.  The union representing the faculty says no action is required to be taken by West Conn or the system, but is an accountability message.  According to the report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, WestConn has operated on a structural deficit for the past decade, dipping into its reserves almost every year to cover expenses.  The report also included recommendations to guide decision-making on how to resolve the issues.  About 200 faculty and staff participated in the retreat Monday and Tuesday.

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