The Henderson State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to wait until their next regular meeting to review the contract of university president Glen Jones.

The Henderson State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to wait until their next regular meeting to review the contract of university president Glen Jones.
The move comes on the heels of a vote of no confidence against Jones and three of the university’s vice presidents by the university’s tenured faculty members.
Voting on the measure ended at noon on Tuesday, May 15. There were 47 votes in favor of no-confidence for 67.4 percent, 18 against for 24.7 percent and eight voters who abstained for 11 percent.
Those against whom the votes were cast were Jones, Dr. Jennifer Boyett, of vice president university advancement; Dr. Steve Adkison, provost/vice president for academic affairs and Dr. Brett Powell, vice president of finance and administration.
The university recently announced plans to eliminate seven staff positions in an attempt to combat its $3.2 million deficit. The total for all of the positions in question is $299,945, and the eliminations would take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which is July 1.
Trustees spent approximately one hour in executive session during their regular meeting Friday. After retiring to open session, Bruce Moore, chairman of the HSU Board of Trustees announced that there had been no action taken during executive session.
After addressing promotion, tenure, sabbatical leave and emeritus status for university faculty members, Moore announced that the board would address the president’s contract during the next regular meeting of the board of trustees.
“We appreciate all of the comments and input we have received over the last few weeks,” said Moore.
“This is a tremendous university with great students and great faculty. We as a board thank each of you for your current, past, and future service to this university,” Moore added.
The board then entertained a motion to adjourn following Moore’s comments.
Other items addressed:
• Trustees approved proposals for 16 academic programs. These programs are: bachelor of science in social work, film studies minor and certificate, religion minor and certificate, forensics certificate, public and local history certificate, philosophy and logic certificate, women’s and gender studies certificate, academic and professional writing certificate, analytics certificate, entrepreneurship certificate, small unmanned aerial systems certificate program, commercial pilot certificate program, certified flight instructor certificate program, drug and alcohol counseling specialization graduate certificate, society and identity and media and popular culture tracks in Master of Liberal Arts, engineering physics - change of degree name and requirements to offer engineering degree.
• After much discussion, the board tabled a resolution to renovate Smith Hall and Newberry Hall. 
• Trustees approved a student code of conduct resolution, as well as a resolution regarding a policy on speech and expression.