The UAB Faculty Senate approved two resolutions
during its specially called meeting Jan. 15. The first expressed their support for athletics. The second expressed a lack of confidence in the leadership of UAB President Ray Watts.
Afterward, Watts said he is committed to work to regain the confidence of the UAB community.
“I’m obviously disappointed, but what this vote means to me is that I have more work to do to find common ground so we can move forward, and I am up to this challenge,” Watts said. “I truly want to thank our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who have made their voices heard in a constructive way.
“We have a great university. We have thousands of talented people who are making world-changing breakthroughs right here in Birmingham at UAB,” Watts said.
“My focus moving forward is to work with our community to carry out our mission. As president I am totally committed to the future of UAB and the many great things we are doing here.”