WVSU president's cabinet members ask board to remove her, less than year into tenure
Most members of West Virginia State University President Nicole Pride's senior cabinet have asked the school's Board of Governors to remove her "to allow for an investigation."
The request, in a letter of "no confidence" last week, comes just about a year after the board hired Pride as the first woman to lead the institution since its founding in 1891. It's one of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Board Chairman Chuck Jones said Pride's first day was Sept. 1, so she's been working less than a year in the role.
Pride didn't grant an interview request Wednesday.
The letter, obtained by the Gazette-Mail from an anonymous person, was signed by the university's provost, general counsel and top financial official, along with its vice president overseeing university advancement and its vice president overseeing research and public service.
That's more than half of the members of Pride's senior cabinet, according to the university's website.
Some of those who signed are Black women, like Pride. Three who signed started in their positions in November or December, during Pride's tenure.
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