Head of King University steps down under pressure

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The head of King University in eastern Tennessee has resigned after a recent faculty no confidence vote and an alumni campaign for his ouster.

Gregory Jordan stepped down Friday night as president of the private school in Bristol, Tenn., affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

An online petition to King's Board of Trustees denouncing what supporters said was a "loss of vision and academic integrity" under the president's administration was signed by more than 500 college alumni.

The school's assistant professor of youth ministry, Dan Kreiss, says opponents of Jordan were "pretty ecstatic" about the resignation.

In an email, Board of Trustees Executive Committee member Marcia Porter thanked Jordan for his work at expanding the campus and its offerings.

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