Voithia - February 18, 1998
Holy Cross Trustees Form Committee 2/14
to Replace Hellenic College/Holy Cross President Isaiah,
Who They Appointed Last August
By Harry Coin, of Voithia
BROOKLINE, MA: Last weekend, 2/14, at a meeting of the Trustees at Hellenic
College, at which not enough trustees sufficient for a quorum attended, it
was announced there is a committee formed to replace Hellenic College/Holy
Cross president, Metropolitan Isaiah.
This event is not news as it was previously announced by Archbishop Spyridon
to the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council and the Patriarch
last August 30 at the Phanar that this action was part of the plan.
(click here to read the minutes of that
meeting). Nevertheless, The Orthodox Observer, page 1, in the
September issue of last year wrote of the August 16 Trustee Hellenic College/Holy Cross meeting: "...The official unanimous decision by the school's
corporate board (led by Spyridon, Methodios) to name Bishop Isaiah of Denver
as president of Hellenic College/Holy Cross also was announced."
At last Saturday's meeting those representing the current corporate board
members [Spyridon, Methodios] made statements suggesting the responsibility
for what they held to be one of the most grim states of economic affairs
at the school at the feet of President Isaiah.
At the meeting with Archbishop Spyridon and the priests of the Boston Diocese,
the Archbishop was quoted in the Hellenic Chronicle 1/28/98 as saying "On
this same line, we do have a question of accreditation from the University
of Athens. They are questioning the fact that some of our professors do not
have Orthodox doctorates."
[Voithia: In light of the fact that two weeks after then Bishop, now
Metropolitan Isaiah was appointed, his removal within a year was announced
at the Phanar, and his responsibilities at Denver not changed, does his lack
of results in the area of fundraising and long range vision for Hellenic
College/Holy Cross seem a reasonable thing to hold him accountable for?
Is the responsibility rightly to be placed there, or with the highest
governing body of the school that approved the dismissal of the senior faculty:
the board of Corporate Members, led by clergy members Archbishop Spyridon
and past Hellenic College President Metropolitan Methodios?]
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