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No-Confidence Vote at Catholic College Follows Controversial Resignation

Following the controversial resignation of a top administrator, the faculty assembly of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, La., passed a no-confidence vote in President Ronald Ambrosetti, The Times-Picayune reported.

Patricia Prechter had served as both chief academic officer and chair of the nursing school.  She wanted to resign from one position to concentrate on the other, but Ambrosetti reportedly informed her that she must either continue in both positions or resign from both.  

The president reportedly wrote: "You do not have the ability to choose which roles or responsibilities you will have at the college or to redefine your position ... Your resignation is effective tomorrow April 4, at the close of business at the college."

The faculty resolution of no-confidence in Ambrosetti, which passed 45 to 0, also followed a major exodus of about one-third of the full-time nursing faculty.  Because of the mass resignation, the college's nursing program reportedly no longer complies with state requirements.

A petition calling for Prechter’s reinstatement has reportedly garnered over 1,000 votes.

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