University of Colorado Boulder’s faculty assembly is to vote on a measure censuring CU President Dr. Mark Kennedy for failure to lead on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues, Denver Post reported.
The censure vote will be carried out by more than 60 faculty, said Bob Ferry, chair of the Boulder Faculty Assembly.
“The faculty are angry about the failure of the university’s leadership to go far enough and move fast enough around issues of diversity,” Ferry said. “This is the first BFA censure of a president ever, and we’ve had Republican presidents. This is different. I don’t think the faculty has gotten more crazy about Republicans or anything like that. The world is moving, and we’re trying to keep up with it and help lead, and I don’t think the president is doing that.
“We’re saying in the area of (diversity, equity and inclusion), Kennedy has made missteps, mistakes and failed to provide the leadership we need.”