BREAKING: Tenured Professor of Philosophy Dr. David Mills announced his resignation today. Mills has taught at Cedarville for the past nineteen years, winning the student vote for Faculty of the Year during the 2012-2013 academic year. He also headed up the Cedarville honors program for several years before the university announced this year that Mills would no longer be a part of the program, transferring the position to Dr. Thomas Mach. On August 2, Mills posted a brief statement on Facebook (visible only to his Facebook friends):
This afternoon, I officially resigned from my position at Cedarville University. It's no secret that the last year has been a very difficult one, so this news shouldn't come as too big of a surprise for most of you. Despite the painfulness of all that has brought me to this point, CU's new president and I were able to work together to develop a mutually agreeable scenario for my departure. I don't know where I'm going from here, but the time has come for this chapter to close. My family and I are eager to see what's next for us.
Over the last 19 years, I've been honored to work side-by-side with some amazingly talented and dedicated colleagues. I've been privileged to play a small role in the education of some of the most excellent people I've ever met. My wife and I have raised our daughters here in Cedarville, and we've formed our deepest and closest friendships here. We've changed and grown in more ways than I can begin to list.
To all of my students, colleagues, and mentors who are motivated by a passion for knowing the truth and living in the fullness of wisdom and justice, thank you for all that you've taught me. Keep in touch.
The Ventriloquist is following the story and will keep you updated on further developments.