Sweet Briar Faculty Votes No Confidence in President and Board

Faculty members at Sweet Briar College voted no confidence in the college’s president and Board of Directors on Monday, echoing a vote they took two weeks ago opposing the college’s closure. The News & Advance, a Lynchburg, Va., newspaper, reports that a college spokeswoman, Christy L. Jackson, said the administration was “surprised and disappointed” by the vote, which occurred on the same day the Amherst County attorney sued the college, seeking to stop it from closing.

The faculty of Sweet Briar College announced a vote of no confidence in the college’s president and board of directors Monday night as the battle over the Amherst County school raged on.

In a resolution explaining the vote, the faculty said the board and Sweet Briar President James Jones had abdicated their responsibility and cut off substantive dialogue with the staff.

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