Faculty Senate, Staff Congress question Curris over Dunn ouster
MURRAY, Ky. - The Faculty Senate and Staff Congress at Murray State University want answers.
He did talk about the decision to have the contract vote during the March meeting instead of when it was originally scheduled. He said the majority didn't want more time and had all the information they needed.
A lot of the information he said came from the ad-hoc report which was presented to the regents about Dr. Dunn's performance. Curris said he can't speak for the other regents about what they saw in the report that made up their mind, but for him personally, it was that Dr. Dunn isn't helping make Murray State be "the choice school" by local high school seniors and students transferring from community colleges.
He was questioned by a staff member about what he thought Dr. Dunn is doing well and Curris said, personally, he thinks Dunn has kept the school in good financial health and has helped run a successful capital campaign. He also said he's impressed by the increased minority enrollment numbers on campus and also by the support he has from faculty and staff.
"I think we did get good answers, not all the answers, but it's a start. That's what we're after is a start," he said. He added that the rest of the answers about the pre-vote gathering might have to come out through the open meetings act complaint filed with the Attorney General.
The next Board of Regents meeting is scheduled for May 10.