Fort Valley State Faculty Rescinds ‘No Confidence’ Vote in President Larry Rivers
[mpoverlay]Fort Valley State University faculty today voted overwhelmingly to rescind a ‘no confidence’ vote in president Larry Rivers. The Macon Telegraph reports that more than 90 faculty members attended today’s vote, a substantial increase from the 13 members who issued the initial vote against Dr. Rivers.
The faculty voted 77 to 15 with one abstention to rescind the senate’s no confidence vote, exceeding the necessary two-thirds vote needed. That vote was followed by another motion to issue a vote of confidence in Rivers’ ability to manage and lead the university, which was approved 57 to 3, with 16 abstentions in a vote taken by show of hands.
“I thank the FVSU faculty for their overwhelming vote of confidence in my leadership at the University,” Rivers said in a statement to The Telegraph. “At this time, I sincerely would like for things to settle down, for the FVSU family to come together to educate our students and to continue to move our university forward.” (Macon Telegraph)[/mpoverlay]