CHICAGO — Saying it is “time for a new season of leadership,” the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) board of trustees has announced the resignations of President J. Paul Nyquist and chief operating officer (COO) Steve Mogck and the retirement of provost Junias Venugopal. The news was announced Jan. 10.
Concerns about the future of MBI led to the changes. The school’s finances have been the subject of tensions between faculty and administration recently, as have decisions about program cuts, including the closing of the school’s Spokane, Washington, campus.
The board has made the following transitional appointments: Greg Thornton, interim president; Mark Wagner, interim COO; and John Jelinek, interim provost. (TAB)