Now that the trustees at Southwest Baptist University dropped their push for new governing documents, Brian Kaylor offers six next steps that leaders of the school and the Missouri Baptist Convention should take.
Southwest Baptist University in Missouri has dropped its efforts to amend a governance document to name the Missouri Baptist Convention the sole corporate member of the university, a move meant to shore up the convention’s control over the institution.
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Trustees for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, last week dropped their proposed new governing documents amid a five-month court challenge. But before they did, SBU’s attorney filed several motions, including an attack on Word&Way.
Less than a year after approving new governing documents to give greater legal control to the Missouri Baptist Convention, the trustees at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, pulled the new articles of agreement. The move leaves the school’s older articles in place and ends
On Friday, Southwest Baptist University announced its new president to lead the school after its previous president resigned amid an ongoing nearly three-year conflict over power and theology. Rick Melson, vice president for advancement at Cedarville University in Ohio, will become SBU’s 26th president.
A national nonprofit group of professors devoted to academic freedom, shared governance, and quality higher education, recently argued that Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, is not an institution where academic freedom can be expected.
A judge in Bolivar, Missouri, ruled Thursday in favor of three individuals who filed motions to challenge new governing documents for Southwest Baptist University. The rare move further delays the school’s new articles of agreement from going into effect.
Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats has served as an officer for the Southern Baptist Convention for 24 years. A pastor in Virginia thinks that’s too long. So, Adam Blosser announced his candidacy Wednesday, less than a week before the SBC’s annual meeting in
A conflict over the extent of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s control over Southwest Baptist University leads to disputes over changes to governance documents, tenure denials and more. This article cites Word&Way reports and quotes Word&Way Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor.
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