Faculty Assembly passes no confidence vote for university president

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

The Point Park Faculty Assembly passed a vote of no confidence Wednesday for university President Paul Hennigan, multiple sources confirmed to the Globe.

One faculty member, who requested anonymity, told the Globe the vote narrowly passed in an executive session of the Faculty Assembly.

Faculty members were notified before the start of Wednesday’s meeting of a contract agreement between the university and the union representing the full-time faculty. The group proceeded with its pre-semester Faculty Assembly meeting to discuss the vote of no confidence as originally planned.

Hennigan became president of the university in Sept. 2006 after serving as the vice president of finance and operations since 2000. He was named the acting president in Jan. 2006, succeeding Katherine Henderson, who served in the role from 1997-2006.

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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Hennigan was named acting president of the university in January 2000. We apologize for this error