After a controversy that led to the resignation of its president, Cowley College will reinstate its men’s and women’s soccer programs.
The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night to continue the programs, as well as retaining the two head coaches.
The board also voted to reinstate men’s basketball coach, Tommy DeSalme.
Former Cowley president Clark Williams decided to eliminate the programs in March, citing budget problems. The decisions caused an uproar in Arkansas City, eventually leading to Williams’ resignation this month.
Interim president Tony Crouch says the education funding bill Governor Brownback signed yesterday did not include a funding cut the college had anticipated, and the board fully supported reinstating the programs.