NMSU faculty, student groups seek ouster of 2 administrators

November 6, 2021 GMT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University’s faculty senate and the student government association have approved no-confidence resolutions seeking the removal of President John Floros and Provost Carol Parker.

Similar resolutions approved Thursday contend the university spends too much on administration and that the administration isn’t listening to the concerns of faculty and students, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.

The faculty’s complaints included the administration’s decision to merge two colleges and one department into one new college earlier this year despite an earlier rejection by the faculty senate.

That was one example of disrespect, said Susan Beck, a professor of library sciences.

The university said in a statement that it took seriously the concerns expressed by students and faculty members, would make public a review of the concerns and “remains committed to the principles of shared governance...”