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Faculty reps agree to censure BCC president

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ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : Representatives of Bergen Community College’s faculty unions overwhelmingly approved drafting a censure motion against college President G. Jeremiah Ryan that will be voted on by the full faculty, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.

The opposing votes in the 36-4 tally of the Representative Assembly of the BCCFA (known as the RA) came from those “hoping to get a vote of no confidence instead,” one department representative told the website.

Those same representatives believe a censure doesn’t support an anticipated “no confidence” vote coming from BCC’s Student Government hanging, he said.

“We are concerned that a censure motion will not be taken seriously by the Board of Trustees and Ryan, though [we] do fully support it,” the union rep told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The RA consists of an elected union member from each academic department. BCC has about 350 faculty members.

“Barring some sort of ‘Christmas Carol’-styled divine intervention towards [President] Ryan, it seems likely to pass,” the representative said.

In turn, “if such vote passes among the faculty popularity in the big vote, [student representatives] will start collecting petitions with student signatures,” said one of those representatives, Yoel Weisshaus.

Both students and faculty members have a list of grievances against Ryan and his staff, as explained in ‘No confidence’ vote pending versus BCC president .

Ryan could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

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