WT faculty returns vote of no confidence in President Walter Wendler
CANYON, Texas (KFDA) - Members of the West Texas A&M University Faculty Senate tallied the ballots of a no-confidence vote over University President Walter Wendler.
According to a representative of the Faculty Senate, the majority of faculty voted no confidence in President Wendler.
The vote took place last week after the Faculty Senate requested all faculty members to participate.
This comes after Dr. Wendler sent an email canceling a drag show on campus in March. Since then, students led protests on campus and joined a lawsuit.
The vote is non-binding, meaning the faculty cannot vote President Wendler out because he is hired by the Texas A&M University System.
The results of the vote are as follows:
|Total number of ballots sent to full-time faculty and professional librarians||368|
|Total number of ballots received||281|
|Total number of eligible ballots||261|
|Total number of votes cast: No confidence||179|
|Total number of votes cast: Do not support no confidence||82|
|Number of ballots not counted||20|
|Total number of ballots accounted for||281|
The overall participation rate was 76.36 percent. Faculty voted no confidence in President Walter Wendler, with 68.58 percent of eligible ballots voting in favor of no confidence.
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