WVU Faculty Senate voting Monday on resolution declaring no confidence in Gee, Reed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Faculty Senate will consider a resolution declaring no confidence in the administration of President Gordon Gee and Provost Maryanne Reed during its meeting on Monday.

The resolution addresses multiple concerns with the current leadership, including the refusal to mandate coronavirus vaccinations, the institution’s Academic Transformation process and hiring practices.

Administrators refused to require people to get vaccinated for the coronavirus despite support from the WVU Faculty Assembly, the WVU Student Government Association, and the Faculty Senates of WVU and Marshall University.

Gee told the WVU Faculty Assembly in September he did not believe a mandate would work, adding such action would “only create more division.”

The resolution also states the school’s Academic Transformation effort has lacked transparency and communication on program reduction and resource allocation.

The resolution also claims Gee and Reed have “failed to respect either professional norms or relevant academic qualifications and expertise when filling top-tier university positions.”

The Faculty Senate meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m., in which members will meet over Zoom.

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