A petition to force a vote on the job performance of Kent State University President Lester Lefton is shelved for now.
Associate Math Professor Joe Altobelli launched the petition drive two weeks ago to prompt a no-confidence vote against Lefton. Altobelli has criticized Lefton's handling of university faculty contract talks.
The Beacon Journal reports he's turned the petition over to George Garrison, a professor of Pan African studies at the main Kent campus, who will then consult with others to see if the petition should go forward to the Faculty Senate.
Whether or not a vote takes place, the results may not matter.
Lefton answers to the KSU trustees, who recently issued a statement of support for their university leader.
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