Oral Roberts U. Leader Takes Leave in Scandal
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
Responding to accusations about extracurricular use of university funds, among other charges, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, the 58-year-old son of school founder and namesake Oral Roberts, has stepped down from his post for the moment. “I pray and believe that in God’s timing, and when the Board feels that it is appropriate, I will be back at my post as president,” Richard Roberts said in a statement released Wednesday.
AP via Yahoo News:
On Wednesday, Roberts, 58, said he would continue in his role as chairman and chief executive of Oral Roberts Ministries.
“I don’t know how long this leave of absence will last, but I fully trust the members of the Board of Regents,” Roberts said in a statement released by the university.
The entryway to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., features the campus’ signature sculpture of two hands joined in prayer.