Big Changes Frustrate Faculty at Kean U.

Changes at Kean U. Get Enrollment Up and Faculty Down 1

Yana Paskova for The Chronicle

Dawood Farahi, president of Kean U., has received a vote of no confidence from its faculty.

People here can agree on one thing: Before Dawood Farahi took over as president of Kean University, the campus looked like a dump. A rusty, chain-link fence enclosed the grounds, the walkways were trampled and muddy, and without a comfortable place to hang out, students spent time between classes just sitting in their cars.

Now the four-year public university bordering the gritty city of Newark is an oasis replete with pink and purple flowers. A quaint set of secondhand trolley buses