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UHV provost steps down after no-confidence vote

By KBell
May 20, 2011 at 12:20 a.m.


ABOUT LABRECQUESuzanne LaBrecque came to UHV from the University of North Texas in July 2006.

She replaced Interim President Don Smith, who served in the provost position since 1995.

LaBrecque was the vice-provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at UNT.

Before that, she taught for 10 years and served as dean of three schools at UNT.

She received a doctorate in family and child development from Florida State University.

The provost of the University of Houston-Victoria is stepping down from the No. 2 position at the university.

Interim President Don Smith confirmed on Friday that Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs Suzanne LaBrecque announced she would step down effective June 1.

The UHV Faculty Council issued a vote of no-confidence in LaBrecque on May 6, at which time LaBrecque said she had no plans to resign.

Smith said LaBrecque remains a tenured faculty member at the institution and for the remainder of the summer will serve as a special assistant to the president.

"I have expressed appreciation to her for her service and her many contributions to this institution as provost," Smith said.

LaBrecque will continue undertaking projects and will assist in the transition to an interim provost as well as the transition to a new president, Smith said.

LaBrecque did not respond to several requests for comment on her latest announcement.

The Advocate has filed an open records request with the UH system for the minutes of the Faculty Council meeting, as UHV faculty declined to comment about the vote of no-confidence.

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