In my own opinion (which doesn’t carry much weight with some) Liberty University has never been what you might call a Biblically separated Baptist school of higher education. However, as far as I know Jerry Falwell Sr. never had a stain on his public reputation BUT that cannot be said for his son Jerry Falwell Jr. The following is from https://save71.org/ which is comprised of Liberty alumni which have been for some time advocating for reform at Liberty. They say ‘In the wake of Falwell’s resignation, the focus of Save71 is not on the salacious details of the most recent reporting on the Falwell family. Our focus is on improving our university, and for improvement to be possible, we must look beyond Falwell’s personal behavior and confront the failure of the university’s derelict Board of Trustees. Dramatic changes are necessary.
For years, Liberty’s Board of Trustees allowed Falwell to frequently, publicly harm Liberty’s reputation. The Board permitted Falwell and his family to run the school like a personal business at the expense of its faculty and students. Board members sat by while Falwell’s words and deeds disgraced the name of the Lord again and again.
The Board of Trustees is not a legitimate governing body. For years, Board meetings have been infrequent, brief, and filled with propaganda from Falwell and his staff. While some of its members, like Acting Chair Allen McFarland, take an active role at the university, many others do not. The Board is not qualified to determine who is best fit to lead Liberty, and its members should humbly recognize that.
After accepting Falwell’s permanent resignation, four things need to happen for Liberty to move in a positive direction. First, the Board of Trustees must permanently remove all the beneficiaries of Falwell’s inappropriate nepotism. Second, the Board should hire independent legal counsel to investigate the claims of financial corruption documented in previous reporting. Third, SACS, Liberty’s accreditor, should open an investigation into Liberty to determine whether its Board and executive leadership meet SACS’s principles of accreditation.’https://save71.org/