The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 21st, 2014
Faculty members at Winona State University have voted no confidence
in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
system, Steven J. Rosenstone.
The system’s chief marketing and communication officer, Kim Olson,
told Minnesota Public Radio that “we have not been formally contacted by
any Winona faculty about a vote of ‘no confidence’ or to discuss any
concerns that would lead to a vote of this kind.” She also noted that
the faculty association on the campus comprises only 28 members.
Winona State’s Faculty Association Senate cited “a recurring pattern
of secrecy” among system leaders in the unanimous vote, along with
concerns about spending and a lack of student and faculty input in
The university, which enrolls about 8,200 undergraduates, is one of 54 campuses in the system.