CCCU Settles Lawsuit with Fired Former President

'Philosophical differences over leadership approach' cited as why Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and Edward O. Blews Jr. 'parted ways.'
CCCU Settles Lawsuit with Fired Former President

Today the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and Edward O. Blews Jr. announced the settlement of the former president's lawsuit over how he was fired. The terms of the agreement, which comes roughly one year after Blews was unanimously removed 10 months into the job, will remain private, according to a joint statement.

“I remain deeply grateful for the honor of being selected and serving as CCCU’s sixth president, though naturally I am disappointed to have had such a short time to serve in that role,” Blews said in the statement. “I remain a strong supporter and firm believer in Christian higher education and in independent higher education generally. I prayerfully extend my best wishes to the Christian Colleges and Universities and to the CCCU.”

According to the statement, Blews and the CCCU “parted ways because of philosophical differences over leadership approach vis-à-vis the culture of the Council and because ...

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