Governor's School Controversy

In response to no confidence vote

Evan Smith
June 03, 2019 - 3:50 pm

Earlier this spring, you may recall faculty at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities took a no confidence vote in President Cedric Adderley’s leadership.  

Specifically, faculty expressed frustration over what they call Adderley’s failure to lead and engage with the school, his failure to communicate with faculty and staff as well as legislators, and his “egregious and ill-timed to decision” to fire longtime Vice President for Finance and Administration John Warner without having a transition plan in place.

Adderley has been mostly quiet since then, with the exception of a conversation with the Greenville News, wherein he expressed surprise and disappointment given that he believed the school had accomplished a lot over his four year tenure.

Now in response to that no confidence vote, Adderley will remain in his position through the next school year, but he will have a new communications plan that requires faculty and staff involvement in the school’s hiring process, as well as an executive coach coming in from Virginia to assist in increasing faculty engagement.

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