Trustee Resigns Over Faculty-Administrator Turmoil at Edison State

March 31, 2011

The vice chairman of the Board of Trustees at Florida's Edison State College resigned Wednesday as administrators and faculty members continued to be at odds over governance at the institution. David Klein, an ophthalmologist who was poised to become chairman of the board, had been the lone trustee to publicly question recent personnel decisions by President Kenneth P. Walker, going so far last week as to ask for a state investigation into how Edison State is being managed. Faculty leaders thought they had won concessions from Walker on Monday, when -- facing a no confidence vote -- the president said that a controversial senior administrator would resign or be reassigned. Faculty leaders called off their no confidence vote as a result, but some expressed skepticism that Walker would keep his promises.

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