“Two and a half years ago I was invited unanimously by the Board of Regents to come to Baylor. I did not come to Baylor to advance my career. Gerrie and I were reluctant but finally were persuaded to come because of the unanimous vote and the promised prayers of the regents. We felt that we could help to heal the wounded hearts left in the wake of the conflict that preceded us. Despite the board’s unanimous vote, it became clear immediately that the Baylor Board of Regents reflected some of the deepest divisions in the Baylor family.
“I am proud of the work my colleagues and I have done to bring the Baylor family together and to help the university achieve the ambitious goals set forth in our mission and vision 2012, documented in our annual report just presented to the regents. I deeply regret the action of the Board, and I do not believe that it reflects the best interests of Baylor University.”
Once again, he is blaming everybody else for his problems. He did the same thing with the tenure disaster. Every time he sent out a statement about something, it was mainly about how whatever had happened was not his fault. In the Lilley presidency, the buck stopped down the hall.
Oh, BTW, the comments on the Trib site are priceless!