From Bob Gresh, (husband of Dannah Gresh). Posted to the Cedarville University Alumni Association’s FB page on Feb 21:
“On Tuesday, I spoke on the telephone with Chairman of the Trustees, Lorne Scharnberg. He confirmed that he wanted to see Cedarville return to the fundamentalist position that it held 19 years ago. (I’m not sure what that referenced.) The quick shift that we are seeing is not a “change” but a “return to the way it always was.” He indicated that Carl Ruby was turning CU to the left and wanted CU to “become more like Wheaton” and so John Gr[e]dy recognized he had to go.
“I told him that I was surprised at his answers since they were different than what I had read in the news releases. He never denied that both Bill Brown and Ruby were pushed out. He recognizes that this could push enrollment down significantly. I told him I thought it could drop by 300….(but that’s just a guess.) He’s sincere in his desire to return to fundamental principals so he is prepared to weather the enrollment storm. (…if indeed there is one.)
“Pray for all our friends at Cedarville. There is an open philosophical war that is underway. Our daughter, Lexi, is a freshman this year and Dannah and I were really happy with the direction…but, no matter whether you’d like to return to fundamentalism or stay the present course of conservatism, I encourage you to make your voice heard before Saturday’s watershed special meeting. All of the trustees emails are at https://fiatlux125.wordpress.com/contact/“
(Emphasis Added. The original comment can be found here, unless it is removed.)
If you’re concerned and would like to follow Bob’s advice, please email the Cedarville Trustees ASAP.
They meet at 8:00am on Saturday, Feb 23, in the boardroom of the Dixon Ministry Center on Cedarville’s campus.