Three Faculty Senate Resolutions about the Confidential Presidential Search Sent to the Board of Trustees

On Thursday, November 3, the voting members of the Utica University Faculty Senate received the following message from the Faculty Senate Presiding Officer:

On October 19, 2022, at a Special Meeting of the Faculty Senate, we passed Resolutions #2022-001 and #2022-002. At a subsequent meeting on October 26, 2022, we passed Resolution #2022-003. Copies of each of those resolutions are attached hereto.

Please be advised that all three (3) resolutions were communicated to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees on Monday, October 31, 2022. This morning, I received a confirmation email from the Board Secretary indicating that the resolutions were electronically communicated to the Board.

The three resolutions passed by the Faculty Senate are below:



Utica University’s Student-Run News Source, The Tangerine, Reports on the Confidential Presidential Search

On October 20, 2022, the Utica University Student-Run News Source, The Tangerine, reported on the AAUP-UC’s October 16, 2022 open letter urging the Board of Trustees to reconsider their decision to conduct a confidential search for the next Utica University president and conduct an open and fully transparent final selection process. The Tangerine article includes Bob Brvenik’s response to the AAUP-UC letter as well as the Utica University Faculty Senate’s resolution stating that the response by the Board of Trustees did not “adequately address the concerns raised by the AAUP-UC.”

Read The Full Article Here

https://uticatangerine.com/11818/news/confidential-presidential-search-raises-concerns-on-university-campus/#

Utica University Faculty Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Endorsing AAUP-UC Open Letter

At the October 19, 2022 Special Faculty Senate Meeting, called by petition to discuss issues related to the Presidential Search Committee, the Faculty Senate unanimously passed the following resolution:

The Utica University Faculty Senate endorses the October 16, 2022 AAUP-UC Open Letter to the Chairperson of the Presidential Search Committee. The response by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees dated October 19, 2022, does not adequately address the concerns raised by the AAUP-UC.

Additional updates from the October 19 meeting, as well as future Faculty Senate Meetings, will be reported as they become available.

Read the AAUP-UC Open Letter.

Read the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Response.


Utica University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Responds to AAUP-UC Open Letter

On October 16, 2022, the AAUP-UC Governing Board sent an open letter to Heidi Hoeller, Chairperson of the Presidential Search Committee, and Bob Brvenik, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, urging them to reconsider their decision to conduct a confidential search for the next Utica University president and conduct an open and fully transparent final selection process.

On October 19, 2022, the AAUP-UC received a response from Bob Brvenik, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, via the Special Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Anthony Villanti.

The AAUP-UC feels this is a wholly inadequate response, and it’s unfortunate that the reply from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees did not address our specific concerns with a confidential search process.

Download the PDF or read the full letter below:


AAUP-UC Letter Calling for an Open and Transparent Presidential Search

On October 16, 2022, the AAUP-UC Governing Board sent an open letter to Heidi Hoeller, Chairperson of the Presidential Search Committee, and Bob Brvenik, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, urging them to reconsider their decision to conduct a confidential search for the next Utica University president and conduct an open and fully transparent final selection process.

Download the PDF or read the full letter below: