March 4, 2016

Ball State Faculty Council Tables No-Confidence Vote In Trustees

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University's Faculty Council has decided to hold off on considering a resolution declaring a lack of confidence in the board of trustees.

The (Muncie) Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1pqgtP1 ) reports that the resolution was tabled Thursday after acting president Terry King urged faculty leaders to meet with board chairman Rick Hall, an Indianapolis attorney and former Ball State basketball player, before making a decision.

The "resolution of dissatisfaction and a request for reforms" was prompted by the departure of former university president Paul Ferguson after only 17 months in office.

King said Hall would be disappointed if the faculty council passed such a resolution without meeting with him first.

Some faculty members questioned why there hasn't already been a dialogue, but they ultimately agreed to send a delegation to meet with Hall.

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