Southern Faculty Senate to Call for No-Confidence Vote in Ron Mason, Mason Responds
KSLA in Shreveport is reporting that the Southern University Faculty Senate will call for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Southern System President Ronald Mason at tomorrow’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Among the allegations from Senate President Thomas Miller, Mason is trying to to consolidate specific services and operations among the five schools in the system, inclusive of academic campuses in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and New Orleans, an agricultural center and the law center.
That notion was documented in a recent report from the Advocate on a recent meeting with Mason and members of the board, a handful of whom suggested that he has no clear plan of recruitment or progress for the system.
Mason sent a formal response to the Faculty Senate, suggesting that his vision is to save money for the entire system, while creating a new identity to bolster recruitment to the system.
In a recent presentation to a summit of HBCU communications officials in Baltimore, Mason talked briefly about the need to consolidate operations in the face of growing cuts in state funding.