Updated with reactions from students and faculty, added video May 7
James Dreas, a senior studying aerospace engineering, was hustling to get to church on Sunday morning.
He said he’s not up on all the details, but the way things went down doesn’t sit well with him.
“It’s kind of a shame he had to leave, if he didn’t want to, that is,” Dreas said.
The Chairman of the Board of St. Louis University is resigning.
Tom Brouster gave notice to the board, citing the need to spend more time at his day job and with family.
Brouster says his decision was not motivated by the turmoil that has engulfed the university over the past 8 months, including a no-confidence vote against SLU President, Father Lawrence Biondi.
Dr. Manoj Patankar, the embattled vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis University stepped down on Saturday.
Patankar’s tenure as vice president was marked by a groundswell of criticism. It was Patankar’s controversial changes to the university’s tenure structure that prompted a severe backlash from faculty.
The criticism soon grew to encompass University President, Father Lawrence Biondi, who stood by Patankar despite no confidence votes by faculty in both himself and Patanker.
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