Richard Roberts is getting a severance package.
This Associated Press article by Justin Juozapavicius quotes former ORU regent Harry McNevin:
“It sends the message that it’s more about money than winning souls.”
I’m not sure what kind of message it sends; because, frankly, I’m just not sure what is typical under these circumstances. But then again, these aren’t typical circumstances.
Should a resigning university president get a severance package? Probably. Should a university president, resigning amidst a cloud of litigation, get a severance package? Idunno.
Robert’s lawyer, Frank M Hagedorn, implies that Richard may have been promised one.