City Colleges of Chicago faculty issued a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Cheryl Hyman at Thursday's board of trustees meeting.
Faculty members are concerned, in part, over tuition hikes, reductions in class registration time and proposed program consolidations as part of CCC's "Reinvention" initiative.
"We are exceptionally concerned that our chancellor's actions are destroying our mission, the values and the integrity of the City Colleges," Faculty Council President Jennifer Alexander said at the meeting, reported WBEZ.
Speaking to board members Thursday, Hyman highlighted accomplishments at the school under her leadership. She was appointed as chancellor in 2010.
"Six years later I am pleased to report our metrics are up across the district and City Colleges has been hailed as a national model," she said. "A City Colleges of Chicago credential equips our graduates with the skills to succeed."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office issued a statement lauding graduation rate improvements during Hyman's tenure. CCC trustees added in a statement that the board is "impressed with" the "significant accomplishments" under Hyman's leadership and "her unwavering commitment to preparing Chicagoans for the workforce and further higher education."