Morgan State University’s Board of Regents voted on Tuesday to remove its chairman, Dallas R. Evans, who last year led a controversial effort to deny a contract renewal to the institution’s president.
The Sun, in Baltimore, reported that the regents had voted, 9 to 5, to oust Mr. Evans, who last month sent the board a confidential memo outlining his opposition to Mr. Wilson’s leadership of the historically black university. Mr. Evans, arguing that Mr. Wilson lacked a clear vision for the campus, blamed him for what Mr. Evans described as unrest on the board brought on by a decline in civility among its members. Mr. Evans, who is managing director of a real-estate firm, was the lone dissenter when the board voted to extend Mr. Wilson’s contract for one year.
Mr. Wilson declined to comment to the newspaper about the board’s decision to oust Mr. Evans, saying only that he had enjoyed working with him. Mr. Evans said the controversy regarding Mr. Wilson’s presidency was “far from over,” but he agreed to abide by the board’s decision, the newspaper reported.