Northwest Nazarene Board of Trustees have announced that they have accepted the resignation of President David Alexander. NNU Vice President of University Advancement Joel Pearsall, J.D. will serve as interim president.
NNU’s faculty gave a no confidence vote to the President of the last seven years last month, after faculty members were upset that they were not consulted before six people were laid off, including long time theology Professor Thomas J. Oord. Some staff members say that Oord was targeted for layoff due to theological differences with the university.
Alexander’s last day is May 31.