Hampshire College faculty attempt no confidence vote

Hampshire County

Faculty members at Hampshire College have voted on a resolution to express no confidence in the leadership of the institution.

Wednesday’s vote was ultimately not validated based on a technicality, and a revote has not been scheduled. Associate professor Salman Hameed says the vote was taken as the result of the ongoing struggles impacting the college this year.

President Miriam Nelson announced in January that the college would seek a strategic partner to stabilize finances and college trustees voted in early February to not to accept a first-year class this fall.

While any no-confidence vote is nonbinding, Nelson says it would send a strong message and warns it could impact the search for a strategic partner. The Hampshire board of trustees has expressed support for Nelson’s leadership.

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