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Click here for my tiny post about Pastor Billy Joe.
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ORIGINAL POST (2007-12-02):
So I heard from another (different) source a few days ago that current Executive Regent/Interim President Billy Joe Daugherty had been fired from the Campus Pastor position at ORU some time during the past year (2007) for confronting Richard about his alleged antics (financial and otherwise). Following the firing, Daugherty and his church – Victory Christian Center (VCC) – was booted from the Mabee Center as a cumulative result of Richard’s reaction to Daugherty’s defiance. VCC had been housed at the Mabee Center for decades before being booted.
Here is the open letter from the Board of Regents outlining the complete results from the recent meetings.
Here is a TulsaWorld article providing more information about Mart Green, whose family is giving the $70 million to ORU, conditionally.
Key quote: “Green said that as part of his review, he is seeking advice on ‘what good governance looks like at universities. …We think the biggest issue is not the finances. That’s not the root problem. It is the lack of trust, and that’s a spiritual issue.'”
Also interesting: “Worried about the plight of people facing issues such as AIDS, Green started a nonprofit film company to tell their stories.” I find this interesting because I have a friend who just started a nonprofit film company. It’s an odd duck – with little precedent.