Faculty votes no confidence in William Paterson University president

By MaryAnn Spoto, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

WAYNE — The faculty senate at William Paterson University passed a vote of no confidence against the president, who members say has failed to bring improvements to the school.

With their 24-10 vote against President Kathleen Waldron taken on Thursday, members of the faculty senate are not calling for her firing, but want her to focus on developing a better working relationship with the educators there, said Arlene Holpp Scala, faculty senate chairwoman.

“Faculty and professional staff members expressed strong feelings that this was the appropriate action to take, especially since President Waldron has consistently failed to meet Board of Trustee enrollment benchmarks, even when they have been lowered by the board,” Holpp Scala said. “This has had a negative effect on student tuition. While the president has made the university more visible, she has failed to improve its reputation.”