[Updated 10:23 a.m. Thurs., Feb 13, with CCCU official reaction.]
After a "careful investigation," the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in October fired its president after less than 10 months on the job. On Wednesday [Feb. 12], Edward O. Blews Jr. filed suit, claiming the CCCU breached his five-year contract, tarnished his reputation, and owes him more than $2 million in compensation.
In response, the CCCU said it was "surprised and disappointed" Blews had broken from a required Christian mediation process, but the organization "stands ready to defend its decision to make a presidential transition."
Lawsuits only tell one side of a story. But if sustained, the alleged outstanding sum could prove challenging for the Washington D.C.-based association, which represents 174 "intentionally Christ-centered institutions" from 20 countries, to pay out.
According to the lawsuit, attempts at biblical conflict resolution (described ...1