The UM Graduate Student Council voted no-confidence in the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees and the appointment of Glenn Boyce as the university’s chancellor on Tuesday night.
The council named the newly appointed chancellor in the statement, voting “‘no confidence’ in the appointment of Dr. Glenn Boyce as chancellor,” according to the resolution.
This vote of no confidence comes after the Faculty Senate passed a resolution of no confidence in the IHL and its search process that lead to Boyce’s hire. The IHL completed 12 of its 20-step process, and Boyce was a consultant during the first half of the search. Boyce was also a commissioner of the IHL Board. The Faculty Senate went into executive session before voting, and the final tally was not made public after their meeting.
The Faculty Senate did not mention Boyce by name in the resolution. The resolution said that “the appointment of a non-applicant who was serving as a paid consultant to the search process and who has close ties to the IHL Board creates the perception of impropriety on the part of the IHL Board.”
The Faculty Senate was careful to not mention Boyce specifically because they knew they would need to work with him in the near future.
The Associated Student Body Senate also voted to condemn the IHL search process last week, saying that students should have been more involved in the search process. This resolution passed 35-8. The ASB Senate emphasized that their resolution was not meant to condemn Boyce himself and was not a no-confidence vote in him or the IHL.