The faculty Senate at Grambling State University has approved a resolution of “no confidence” in interim president Cynthia Warrick. The resolution calls on the University of Louisiana System to dismiss Dr. Warrick from her duties as president. The university systems is currently conducting a nationwide search for a new permanent president of the university.
Grambling State University Faculty Senate President Herbert Simmons Jr. issued a statement which read in part: “It saddens me to say that Dr. Warrick has been one of the most disappointing and disrespected leaders we’ve seen at Grambling. I was hopeful that she would be a breath of fresh air, a leader who would quickly come to understand our desires and our grave needs and someone who could pull us together as we go through a difficult time. Instead, she has proven to be the most dogmatic and insulting presidents the university has seen in decades.”
In a statement in response to the Faculty Senate, University of Louisiana System President, said: “This is a very difficult time for Grambling State University, and I acknowledge the frustration that comes with change. We are in the midst of a presidential search and are committed to seeking the best possible person for the long-term leadership of this important historically black university. Grambling State’s Interim President Cynthia Warrick continues to have the support of the University of Louisiana System as she makes decisions that will move the university forward, yet we will work with Dr. Warrick to ensure she continues to keep lines of communication open with the faculty.”