Interview: Mary Alice McKenzie, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges

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The growing rift between faculty members at Vermont’s State Colleges and Chancellor, Robert Clarke grew larger this week when the faculty of Johnson State College issued a “no-confidence” vote directed at Clarke joining Castleton, Lyndon and Vermont Technical College in expressing their dissatisfaction with the Chancellor.

Yesterday students at Lyndon State held a demonstration in support of the teacher. And the faculty members of the five-college system, locked in a contract dispute that’s now two-years- old, say their complaints go beyond that impasse.

Mitch Wertlieb spoke with General Counsel for the Vermont State Colleges, Mary Alice McKenzie, about the issue.

(To hear Mitch Wertlieb’s interview with Mary Alice McKenzie, click on the “Listen” icon.)

Note: On Friday during Morning Edition, Mitch Wertlieb will talk with Ernest Broadwater, president of the VSC Faculty Federation.

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