In a press release dated today, August 31 University Chancellor Toni Murdock announces “Today Antioch College President Steven W. Lawry is stepping down from the presidency effective immediately.”
Dean of faculty Andrzej Bloch is said to step in as chief operating officer, though no mention to him is made in the early afternoon press release. When approached for comment at his house this afternoon Steve Lawry said he was not allowed to talk at this point. He did confirm he no longer had access to his First Class account. Rumors about the development office being gutted were not confirmed. “For what we’ve heard the development office will receive more funding,” one administrator said this afternoon after an ad hoc closed meeting in Main building at which the news was first presented.