Burlington College President Christine Plunkett Resigning?

Burlington College President Christine Plunkett Resigning?

"I Resign." That's what Burlington College President Christine Plunkett told students and faculty Friday during a protest.

BURLINGTON, ,Vt. - "I Resign."

That's what Burlington College President Christine Plunkett told students and faculty Friday during a protest.

Protesters marched from Burlington College to the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce in downtown Burlington, calling for her resignation.

"I resign are you happy goodbye," Christine Plunkett said to the group of protesters.

"When she came out. All the students blocked her car and asked her to talk man to man about the situation. She basically said I resign, shut the door, and drove off," said Mark Covino, a faculty member and former student.

A closed meeting took place Friday morning with the colleges' board of trustees.

Mark Covino said calling for her resignation is all about leadership, "Under her leadership the college has been doing very poorly. It's in deep debt. The faculty walks around on eggshells afraid to say things, and feel like they're being spied on left and right by people in her administration, and it's just a very unhealthy, unmoral environment. And I think people spoke up about it."

Burlington College made some big purchases in the past, including the former catholic diocese building.

Since Plunkett became president in 2013, her plans for expansion were to create hundreds of housing units at a cost upwards of $50 million dollars.

"It definitely feels like at this school there's less interest in what's right for the students and what's right for the whole community. More interest in how to make money. And that's something I think a lot of people have been aggravated with," Covino added.

Christine Plunkett is the 5th president of this small liberal arts college.

She was hired last year after the resignation of Jane O'Meara Sanders.

We ask the college to confirm if her resignation is official.

So far, no response as of 6 p.m. Friday.


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