Missouri Southern president no-confidence vote set for Monday

Sunday, November 1, 2009 | 5:27 p.m. CST

JOPLIN — The entire faculty at Missouri Southern State University will consider a no-confidence vote against the Joplin school's president Monday.

The vote comes after the faculty senate passed a no-confidence vote against Bruce Speck last month.

A faculty group has lodged 23 complaints against Speck describing what it calls failures of leadership and management.

But Speck said he can't think of any decision that he has made that has been unilateral since becoming president last year.

He noted that he curbed the president's power and announced an "open door" policy.

The school's board of governors renewed his contract in September. But the members also said he needs to "renew efforts to improve relations with the faculty."


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