Gadsden State Community College President Raymond Staats will resign voluntarily in the wake of a “no confidence” vote back in May of this year (2013).
Of the 350 employees casting votes – 312 disapproved of Staats’ leadership. Soon afterwards he was placed on paid administrative leave by the Alabama Community College System.
Officials have gone on record as saying the leave was NOT the result of the no confidence vote – however, they would not elaborate nor say WHY he was placed on leave.
Thursday (August 22nd) the Alabama State Board of Education approved the recommendation of the Chancellor to accept Staats’ voluntary resignation.
Reportedly the resolution will allow Staats to continue being paid through December 31st.
William Blow will be the Interim President of Gadsden State; he has served in that capacity once before.