Political science professor Charles Dirks also has said he was assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy when he was assisting the fired cadet a day after the student government meeting. Jose Luis Ramirez, a campus counselor who is not related to Joe Ramirez, urged the faculty to oppose the no-confidence vote, saying the administrator had not received due process. Faculty Senator Rick Scuderi, director of the disabled students program, cast the lone no vote, saying he had heard conflicting stories about the various incidents. About 40 Mission students and faculty went to last week’s meeting of the Los Angeles Community College District board and presented a petition with 450 student signatures demanding Joe Ramirez be removed. Chancellor Darroch “Rocky” Young said Mission should resolve the conflict on its own but warned campus officials the district would intervene if Mission did not do so soon. The Faculty Senate also tabled until June 1 a vote on creating a separate Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies because Chicano Studies professors John Morales and Jose Maldonado were absent from the meeting. [email protected] (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYLMAR – The Mission College Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved a no-confidence vote Thursday for the campus’ vice president for student services, who is embroiled in a political spat with colleagues and students. The senate voted 19-1, with two abstentions, to send a clear signal to Joe Ramirez that it is unhappy with his leadership. While the vote is not binding, it increases pressure on the administration to remove Ramirez, who was placed on administrative leave last month. He was absent from the meeting and could not be reached for comment. Ramirez’s critics say he has interfered in student elections and has favored Latino students and staff over others. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“This is a matter of principle,” said English professor Ruthie Grant, who voted in favor of the motion. “We don’t abuse authority. We don’t interfere with student elections and we stand up for all the students on the campus and we don’t show favoritism to any student or particular group of students.” Interim President Jose A. Leyba, who is leaving the college on June 30, said he will not act on the Faculty Senate vote until after investigations of several incidents are complete. He has hired attorney Stuart Rudnick to investigate. “Everyone is innocent until proven otherwise,” Leyba said. One investigation already has concluded, and officials determined that Ramirez acted properly in postponing recent student elections. But investigations continue into accusations by students and faculty that he ordered a student fired from her job as a Sheriff’s Department cadet after a student government meeting last month, and of seizing a tape recording of the meeting and having a portion of it erased.