School and workers members at Pierpont Neighborhood and Technical Faculty are opposing a possible plan for the school to re-merge with Fairmont State College in West Virginia, in response to a joint press launch from Pierpont’s School Senate and Categorised Workers Council.
The Board of Governors at Pierpont voted on Jan. 26 in favor of exploring a partnership. The school was initially part of Fairmont State when it was based in 1974, in response to the faculty’s web site.
“The board has been analyzing Pierpont’s funds and we’re deeply involved concerning the monetary viability of the establishment,” David Hinkle, president of the Pierpont Board of Governors, mentioned in a press release. “It’s due to this that we now have determined it’s best to discover an affiliation with Fairmont State.”
The Categorised Workers Council met Wednesday and forged a unanimous vote of no confidence within the Pierpont Board of Governors, citing doubts about board members’ “decision-making and fiduciary accountability to keep up the establishment’s autonomy and distinct mission,” in response to the discharge. The council additionally voted to rescind the vote their consultant made in favor of the partnership.
“School, categorised workers, and non-classified workers are uniting of their opposition to the actions of the Board of Governors,” the discharge learn.
School Senate president Susan Coffindaffer mentioned the school doesn’t have a monetary have to pursue the partnership.
“Our college senators are troubled and disheartened that our Board has failed to think about the well-being of Pierpont’s college students, is seemingly working in opposition to the distinct mission of the group faculty, and has not performed its due diligence in serving the pursuits of Pierpont and our college students,” she mentioned within the launch.