SIU-Carbondale faculty senate vote no confidence in Dunn

Updated 7/11/2018 4:26 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University's president has received a vote of no confidence from the faculty senate at the school's Carbondale campus.

The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports the resolution that passed 25-1 on Tuesday accuses Randy Dunn of working to undermine the SIU system and urges the Board of Trustees to remove him as soon as possible.

The faculty senate vote comes in the wake of failed efforts by members of the board of trustees in June to place Dunn on administrative leave.

Dunn has been criticized over his handling of a proposal to shift $5.1 million in state funding from the Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus.

The board of trustees split 4-4 to place Dunn on leave after an email surfaced in which he used a slur to refer to critics of the reallocation.

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