Kopp did so without warning. As necessary as the move may have been, Kopp should have told the
faculty first, which would have prevented the alarmed reaction.
In light of that, the faculty vote - 290 against Kopp of 420 voting - was understandable, even after Kopp apologized.
But Joseph Touma, chairman of Marshall's governing board, said the "overwhelming majority" of the board supported Kopp, even as it seeks "better communication and collegiality from all constituent groups."
Marshall must make expenses meet revenue.
Everyone needs to take a deep cleansing breath and exhale slowly. After decades of rising revenues, in part fueled by cheap student loans, higher education is entering a period of retrenchment.
Kopp and the Marshall faculty need to work together to make this transition as smooth as possible.