Eastern Oklahoma State College faculty 'no confidence' vote

Wednesday, December 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Nearly 3/4ths of the Eastern Oklahoma State College faculty have made a ``no vote of confidence'' in President Bill Campion.

Faculty members voted Tuesday by secret ballot during a two-hour period in the Student Union.

34 of the 50 faculty members cast ``no'' votes; 13 voted in support of the president.

Two members abstained and one did not vote.

Some faculty members have characterized Campion's tenure as one of intimidation.

The president has been at odds with faculty since summer, when he cut 72 classes and pay for overload classes.

He required faculty teaching fewer than 100 students in five classes to teach an overload class without pay. That caused an enrollment decrease because classes were cut at the last minute.

Campion became president of Eastern State in October 2002.

He had been fired from a community college in El Paso three years ago and for several years in the 1990s he was president of a Florida community college.