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.
After less than a year on the job, Cowley College President Clark Williams has suddenly resigned.
Williams resigned from the college in Arkansas City yesterday after complaints about his decision to eliminate the college’s soccer programs.
More than 200 people attended a special meeting of the Cowley College Board of Trustees Wednesday to express concern about the college's direction. The trustees met in closed session and no action was taken at the meeting.
Executive vice president of business services Tony Crouch will serve as interim president, effective today.
Cowley College in Winfield will continue banning concealed weapons inside its buildings and residence halls, as officials study how to implement a new Kansas law.
The law taking effect July 1 prohibits most public entities from banning concealed firearms in their buildings unless the buildings have adequate security. But it also lets public universities and junior colleges exempt themselves for four years. Trustees of Cowley College recently approved such an exemption last week.