settled a wrongful termination lawsuit filled a year ago by three former
ORU interim president Ralph Fagin in a statement.
Swails, who settled in January and has now been reinstated—filed the lawsuit
against former ORU President Richard L. Roberts, his wife Lindsay, and some of
the school’s administrators in October 2007.
the money to fund his family’s lavish lifestyle. He resigned from his post in
November 2007 though he denied the charges in the lawsuit.
$2.5 million settlement, which ORU initially rejected. The terms of the
settlement accepted Wednesday in the court ordered mediation were not disclosed.
the newspaper. “The university decided to settle the lawsuit with the Brookers,
and I support the university. I cannot comment any further at this time,”
officials say the school has turned a new page with the start of the new school
whole-person education,” said Mart Green, founder of the Christian supply-store
chain Mardel, who pledged $70 million to help the debt-ridden school “restore
its broken trust.”
Numerous buildings have gotten new carpeting, wiring, paint and furniture in the
significant repairs before opening during the fall semester with a new Student
Prayer Initiative. Funds will also be used to upgrade academic programs.