“I believe strongly in the vision and the mission of Morthland College and the opportunity it provides in offering students a faith-based, Christian education, however there are serious issues — both personnel and financial — of which I was not notified when I began as president, and which, I concluded, could only be resolved by an authority other than myself.”A spokeman for Morthand College said Poshard gave them another reason.
“He resigned for health reasons, that is what he told us,”These statements lead one to two very different conclusions. Poshard's statement implies that there are unspecified problems at Morthland. Perhaps financial instability or malfeasance.
The quote differs from the Southern's site to that of WSIL. The Southern reports, "... issues — both personnel and financial ". WSIL reports the quote as,
I believe strongly in the vision and mission of Morthland College and the opportunity it provides in offering students a faith-based Christian education. However, there are serious issues, both personal and financial, of which I was not notified when I began as president, and which, I concluded, could only be resolved by an authority other than myself.Note that The Southern uses the word, "personnel" and that WSIL reports the wording as "personal". If WSIL is correct, that invites speculation as to who has personal issues. What type are they? Are they related to the financial issues? The Southern's quote sounds more like there was merely a human resource problem.
On the other hand, Morthland's PR person says the resignation is on Poshard; that he has health reasons. This is disturbing because someone is not telling the truth, or at least not the whole truth.