SIUC Faculty Senate Cast Vote of No Confidence in Dunn

SIUC Faculty Senate Cast Vote of No Confidence in Dunn

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Faculty Senate cast a vote of no confidence in SIU President Randy Dunn on Tuesday and is urging the Board of Trustees to remove him as soon as possible.

The resolution, which claims that Dunn worked to undermine the SIU system, passed 25-1; two senators abstained from the vote.

The group’s action comes after an analysis of nearly 1,900 pages of internal documents revealed that Dunn worked closely with SIU Edwardsville to develop a $5.1 million reallocation proposal, while leaving SIU Carbondale officials in the dark. Dunn also appears to have helped develop and guide legislation to dissolve the system.

The resolution states that Dunn has failed to meet the requirements of his job description and “has lost the trust of the Carbondale faculty.”

The Board of Trustees failed to pass a motion to place Dunn on administrative leave at a special meeting on June 21, a week before the documents were released to the public.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 13.