There are some matters so pressing before the Blinn Board of Trustees that they are going to meet twice in the coming week.
The first meeting is their regular monthly meeting which will be held on Monday this time at the Administration Building on the Brenham campus. College’s Public Information Officer Rich Bray says the Board is expected to further discuss the faculty senate’s vote of no confidence in College President Harold Nolte last Wednesday.
The faculty senate expressed their lack of confidence in the current president with a 45 to 22 vote. This came after months of critical comments from faculty members, mostly on the Bryan campus on Nolte’s sweeping re-organization plans that include changes in class schedules, laboratory periods, and most of all the replacement of department chairs in favor of six deans for various academic disciplines. The meeting will be at 6:30pm at the Administration Building.
The no confidence vote is not the only controversy facing the Blinn Board. Bray says they will meet in executive session Tuesday evening to discuss concerns about the expansion of the Brazos County campus to the Lynntech Science Park in College Station. Residents in that area have been circulating a petition asking that the expansion take place somewhere else. The residents have said they feared a drop in property values because residents will be turned into rental units for students, and there will be noise and traffic complaints. The Tuesday session will be at 6:30pm, and mostly behind closed doors in executive again at the Administration building on the Brenham campus.