Dodge City Community College leaders hit with no-confidence vote

Dodge City Community College. (Photo: KSN/Santiago Kahn)
Dodge City Community College. (Photo: KSN/Santiago Kahn)

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Members of the board of directors of Dodge City Community College met Monday evening to discuss concerns by the school’s staff about the president and vice president of the institution.

About 80 percent of the community college’s faculty voted no confidence last week over the school’s president and vice president.  During the meeting, a coalition of faculty members are expected to present a list of grievances against President Harold Nolte and Vice President John Adam.  The group claims the leadership has lied bout class sizes, and their policies have weakened the nursing program at DCCC.

They also claim the school’s leadership has created a climate of intimidation against teachers who voice opposition to their policies, and are calling on the board to terminate them.

“We think that they’ll sit back there and say no, we’re not going to do it, so we know that at this point it would be better, okay if you’re not going to terminate them, then here are the things that need to be done,” said Suzanne Hammond, the president of the faculty coalition.

The college is calling for additional faculty to be hired, specifically in the nursing program.

KSN reached out to the college’s president for comment, and to the vice president who was unaware of the vote of no confidence.

Both were expected to attend Monday night’s meeting.