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Friday, June 17, 2011
By David Olson
Two top La Sierra University administrators, a part-time biology professor and a member of the Riverside college’s board of trustees have resigned after a recording of a private conversation among them emerged. The tape included derogatory comments about leaders of the university and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, with which La Sierra is affiliated, and references to alcohol consumption, which is grounds for termination for university employees, according to a report this week in Spectrum Magazine, a Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist publication.
Lenny Darnell, the board member who resigned June 10, inadvertently emailed to Spectrum the recording of the private conversation along with his recording of a meeting between La Sierra faculty members and officials with the church’s education division, said Spectrum Editor Bonnie Dwyer.
Darnell had not realized that his cellphone’s recorder was still on when he and the three other men who resigned discussed the April 21 meeting, Dwyer said.
Darnell was unavailable for comment.In addition to Darnell, Jeff Kaatz, La Sierra’s vice president of development, Jim Beach, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Gary Bradley, a professor of biology, resigned. (Read more)