Dallas College faculty split over chancellor’s leadership after no-confidence vote

Some Dallas College faculty members called for Chancellor Joe May’s immediate termination after they passed a no-confidence vote against him Friday, concerned about the handling of the school’s consolidation.

May announced this spring that he planned to retire in August 2022. But more than 71% of those who participated in last week’s anonymous poll voted in favor of the resolution demanding his removal or resignation now.

Richard Menchaca, a professor of integrated reading and writing at Dallas College who led the poll efforts, said in a statement that immediate leadership changes are necessary to save the school. May “has created a hostile and toxic work environment at Dallas College that has created hardships, fear, and pain for numerous faculty and staff across the institution,” wrote Menchaca, who has taught at the college’s El Centro campus for 55 years.

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