UAB President Faces “No-Confidence” Votes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham faces a potential no-confidence vote from students after killing three sports including football.

UAB’s Undergraduate Student Government Association is set to vote Tuesday night on a resolution critical of President Ray Watts. An SGA report issued Monday says Watts failed to include others in decision-making. It describes the football, rifle and bowling shutdowns as part of that pattern.

UAB’s Faculty Senate has a no-confidence vote set for Thursday. And alumni association board members issued a statement Monday saying they had no-confidence in Watts until Jan. 9. That’s the day Watts promised a review of financial assumptions behind the athletics decision.

Watts has said he’s not quitting, and no-confidence votes are largely symbolic since only university trustees can fire the president.

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