Northwest Nazarene University is in a bit of an upheaval following the announcement of Dr. Tom Oord’s layoff, a tenured and senior theology professor. Oord’s layoff has raised many questions about NNU President David Alexander’s decisions and actions, not only in the recent weeks, but throughout his 7 year presidency at NNU. Decisions about layoffs, reorganization of department staff/faculty, and recruitment strategies have been described as “dictator” like. Alexander has ignored advisement and faculty voice in many of these decisions (the topic of part 3). In this part 2 of a series I’m calling “Questioning NNU’s President,” I hope to shed some light on one particular decision that negatively affected several graduate programs at NNU: handing marketing of graduate programs to Capital Education–a service provider to online educational programs.
- A Thanksgiving Prayer by Walter Brueggemann November 26, 2015
- My Address to St. Paul’s UMC, Church Conference 2015 November 19, 2015
- Questioning NNU’s President, Part 3: The Vote of No Confidence April 15, 2015
- Questioning NNU’s President, Part 2: The Capital Education Marketing Failure April 13, 2015
- Questioning NNU’s President, Part 1: The Graduate Counseling Ed Program April 12, 2015