ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The future of St. Louis University President Father Lawrence Biondi remains up in the air, as the faculty senate meets for an update, two weeks after casting a “no confidence” vote against Biondi.

About a hundred members of the faculty senate gathered Tuesday, wondering if the SLU board of trustees, which has the power to act on their no confidence vote and fire Biondi, will do anything about it.

“I think that it’s well understood that the board is a creature of Biondi and is in Biondi’s pocket,” one faculty member said.

“I think they will consider all aspects of this situation and come to a decision,” another said. “I think if, given all the information, [firing] is the decision they come to, they are capable of doing that.”

“I think members of the board, over a long period of many years, developed a kind of loyalty to Biondi that goes beyond their knowledge of the actual facts on the ground but I think they know what’s going on,” a third faculty member told KMOX.

Earlier this week, there was an unprecedented meeting between the executive boards of the faculty senate and the trustees. The trustees meet again in December and they aren’t signaling whether Biondi’s fate will even be on their agenda.


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