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LeMoyne-Owen College votes out president amid complaints

June 19, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The board of trustees of Memphis’ LeMoyne-Owen College voted out the current president following complaints about her leadership by students and faculty.

News outlets report that on Tuesday, the board announced Andrea Miller’s term would come to a close when her contract ends Sept. 1, after four years at the school.

The Commercial Appeal reports that earlier this year students penned a letter to the board, calling for Miller to resign. The letter accused Miller of having employees who were relatives, and failing to address mold and rodent problems in campus buildings.

In response to the letter, the college earlier this year released a statement saying it had addressed conditions that might hurt students’ abilities to learn.

Some faculty members submitted a vote of “no confidence” in Miller’s leadership to trustees in 2017.

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