"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Friday, January 21, 2005

Baylor President Sloan Resigns

Robert Sloan has resigned the presidency of Baylor University. Christianity Today called and asked me to do an online piece about it.

The good news is that Sloan will become Chancellor and will continue to push the university's revolutionary vision. The not so small world of Christian academicians will be watching and waiting to see who will become the next President. Those opposed to the vision pretended that Dr. Sloan was the problem. We'll see how their strategy evolves now that he has abandoned the thankless task of being a lightning rod.


3 comments:

Daniel said...

I was in class when the news broke.

It strikes me as important that the Regents unanimously approved the Baylor 2012 vision. They need to be held publicly accountable for that. If their issues with Dr. Sloan's management style prove to have been just a ruse to cover an as-yet-unspoken agenda, they should at least be made to own up to that ruse.

Those of us whose diplomas will one day say "Baylor University" will be watching the next moves very, very closely.

Hunter Baker said...

You've got that right, Daniel. Sloan could have led a major counter-movement that would have put the university in a much bigger war than we've seen so far. The peace he negotiated better be observed.

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