Jump directly to the content

ORU President Resigns

In October, Richard Roberts denied charges of misusing university funds and took a leave of absence. In November, the faculty gave him a no-confidence vote. Now, he's calling it quits.

CT's December issue (already in your mailboxes, we trust) reported on a lawsuit three former professors brought against Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts, the university, its regents, and three administrators.

According to the CT story, the lawsuit alleges misuse of university funds to support the lifestyle of the president and his family. It also alleges that Roberts coerced students into working for a politician's campaign and that Mrs. Roberts spent the night with an underage male student. The three professors claim they were wrongly forced out of their faculty positions for having brought the irregularities to the school administration's attention.

Tonight the Associated Press is reporting that Richard Roberts has resigned and that the school will announce a presidential search within a few days. See AP story here.

Related Topics:Higher Education
Posted:November 23, 2007 at 8:24PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2014
Did you catch all the religion news that CT readers found most interesting this year?
150 Million Bible Readers Were Searching for Love Most in 2014
Bible Gateway finds patterns in how the world searched and read the Bible this past year.
India Intervenes on Christmas Conversion of Thousands of Christians to Hinduism
In Modi era, are government officials finally reining in Hindu nationalists?
Korea's Christmas 'Psychological Warfare' Canceled After All
South Korean Christians reverse plan to light the North Korean border with holiday cheer.
Christianity Today
ORU President Resigns