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Fired President Sues CCCU, Claims $2 Million Owed

(UPDATED) Council for Christian Colleges and Universities 'stands ready to defend its decision' to fire Edward O. Blews Jr., as he seeks damages for breaching his contract. At issue: Was he an "intentional failure"?
Fired President Sues CCCU, Claims $2 Million Owed
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[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 ...

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