No one observing the crisis in management at Oral Roberts University expected a miracle in 2009 when Mark Rutland took on the presidency.
Rutland was the first outsider to lead an institution that, throughout its 50-year history, had been led by namesake founder, Oral Roberts, and later, Roberts' son, Richard Roberts.
Under the latter, ORU underwent financial chaos - some of it attributed to the lavish spending habits of Richard Roberts' family. Students and faculty, with ample justification, lost faith in Richard Roberts' leadership skills.
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