Students and Faculty Object to Finalists at Chicago State

April 2, 2009

Student and faculty leaders at Chicago State University are objecting to the two finalists named for the presidency there, the Chicago Tribune reported, viewing them as political insiders at a time that the institution could use an outside academic perspective. One finalist is Wayne Watson, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, who has clashed numerous times with faculty members there, Professors voted no confidence in him in 2005, following a strike. The other finalist is Carol Adams, secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services. Some students plan to wear black as a sign of protest when Watson and Adams appear on campus in the next stage of the search.

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