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Faculty group votes 'no confidence' in West Georgia leader



CARROLLTON, Ga. — A faculty body at the University of West Georgia is voting “no confidence” in university President Brendan Kelly. Professors say Kelly isn't properly consulting or communicating with them. The university’s Faculty Senate approved the motion on a 32-14 vote with five senators abstaining. A vote among all full-time faculty members at the 13,000-student university will follow. The resolution would then go to Georgia's Board of Regents, governing the state's 26 public colleges. The faculty vote isn’t binding on regents, who hired Kelly last December to lead the Carrollton university. But professors hope to influence them. Kelly denied he has failed to to talk to faculty or consider their views.

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