Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Settle Lawsuit With Fired Former President, Edward O. Blews Jr.


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 of fundamental differences in management style and priorities.”

The CCCU, which recently picked its first female president, noted that its “use of the term ‘investigation’ in the original announcement of Blews’ transition from the Presidency of the CCCU may have caused incorrect assumptions,” and stated, “There was no legal or financial wrongdoing nor any moral turpitude on Dr. Blews’ part.”

In a February lawsuit, Blews claimed the CCCU breached his contract and tarnished his reputation after a CCCU press release referenced an “investigation.” He asked for more than $2 million in compensation.

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SOURCE: Christianity Today
Morgan Lee

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