University of Dallas Board Fires President But Won't Say Why

The University of Dallas announced Friday afternoon that the board is removing longtime president Thomas Keefe at the end of the semester.A statement issued by Board chairman Dr. Thomas Zellers did not give a reason, saying only that, "After careful consideration and prayer, the University of Dallas Board of Trustees has determined that the university would benefit from a change in leadership in order to continue to grow and maintain its position as one of the nation's leading Catholic universities."Keefe, who has been at the Irving university for eight years, could not be reached for comment. It is unknown how many years were left on his current contract. But a clause in the agreement allowed for the board to dismiss him as they saw fit, university spokesman Cliff Smith said.  Continue reading...

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