Floyd earns praise from faculty groups

Thursday, March 3, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 9:59 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Elson Floyd, UM system president, received unanimous support from the UM Intercampus Faculty Council and the MU Faculty Council last week.

On Feb. 21, the Intercampus Faculty Council — the top governing body of faculty in the UM system — endorsed a resolution that expressed its “unqualified” support for Floyd, according to a release.

“President Floyd is an exceptional leader,” the IFC resolution states. “Among other things, he is creating a system-wide culture of trust and shared governance that encourages administrators, faculty and students collectively to pursue academic and institutional changes.”

On Feb. 24, the MU Faculty Council unanimously approved a similar resolution. Elected faculty from each academic unit make up the faculty council, which is MU’s highest governance for faculty.

“(Floyd) is known as someone who will make a tough decision when necessary,” IFC Chairman Rocco Cottone said in the release. “We take pride in his willingness to listen to our concerns and to consult us with his concerns.”

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