BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado Boulder faculty meeting on Thursday voted to reprimand system president Mark Kennedy. The motion of censure, tabled earlier this month, accuses Kennedy of refusing to include diversity, equity and inclusion as “a separate pillar of his administration’s strategic plan.”
The BFA voted 34-19 to move the criticism to a vote by the Senate and the Board of Regents of the Boulder Faculty. The Board of Regents is expected to consider Kennedy’s contract in June.
The review is a referral and represents the faculty assembly’s stance on Kennedy’s leadership. The resolution contained seven amendments which were discussed and approved at Thursday’s sitting.
Kennedy made the following statement in response to the criticism:
“I hear and understand the concerns of the Boulder Faculty Assembly. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top priority for the Board of Regents, myself, the campus chancellors, and the university community. I welcome both constructive criticism and active commitment to advance this priority. I believe we are making progress and I am committed to our ongoing work, ”the statement said.
The University of Colorado has more information on the Boulder Faculty Assembly meeting on its website.