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More tension at Wayne State University over president’s job

November 5, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Four members of the governing board at Wayne State University have voted to oust the president, but the result might not hold up.

The university says any vote would need to be in public, not at a private committee meeting. The school also says five votes are required to oust President Roy Wilson.

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press say the vote occurred Monday. Three members of the Board of Governors walked out and didn’t participate. Wilson says he’s not leaving.

Michael Busuito, Sandra Hughes O’Brien, Dana Thompson and Anil Kumar voted to fire Wilson if he doesn’t resign. Their latest complaint with the president is that they weren’t consulted on a plan to offer free tuition to Detroit high school graduates before it was announced.