Chair of Morgan’s board ousted
The leadership at Morgan State University will once again undergo a change, as the Board of Regents voted Tuesday, Feb. 5 to oust Dallas Evans, the chair of the board of the University.
Evans had lead the push in 2012 to not renew the contract of university President David Wilson.
The regents voted 9-5 against Evans, according to the Baltimore Sun. Evans had been on the board for over 20 years.
Evans and the rest of the regents voted 8-7 to look for a new president at the end of the spring semester, when Wilson’s contract expires.
Students and faculty were upset by the decision, praising Wilson for working to revitalize Morgan and the community around the university.
Several weeks after the decision to oust Wilson, the board voted 14-1 to draft a new one-year contract for Wilson. Evans voted against the new contract.
“This situation as related to Dr. Wilson is far from over,” Evans said to the Sun. “There will be more to come—I’m certain of that.”
Wilson started at Morgan in 2009, and as president, has increased scholarship money at the school, donating $100,000 out of his own pocket.
Wilson is also a member of President Barack Obama’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
When Wilson was first voted out, he released a letter addressing the regents.
“I stand proudly on the body of work we have been able to achieve during my tenure,” the letter read. “It is indeed unfortunate that half of the members of the Board of Regents and I do not see it the same way.”
Wilson’s contract was set to expire June 30.