Timeline

Timeline

1960's

1963 Nov 9 - Incorporation of ORU (Chartered)
1965 Sep - ORU opened with 300 students, 36 faculty
1967 Apr 2 - ORU Dedicated
1968 - Carole Lewandowski joins ORU faculty

1970's

1971 - ORU fully accredited
1972 - Ralph Fagin joins ORU faculty
1977 Feb 11 - Plane crash death of Rebecca Ann & Marshall Nash
1978 Jan 24 - Groundbreaking for City of Faith
1979 Mar 11 - Richard & Patti Roberts divorce
1979 Fall - Opening of the O. W. Coburn School of Law at ORU

1980's

1980 Jan - Richard marries Lindsay Ann Salem
1981 Nov 1 - Dedication of City of Faith
1982 Jun 10 - Suicide of Ronald David Roberts
1982 Oct - Roberta & Ron Potts return to Tulsa
1984 Jan - Birth, death of Richard Oral Roberts
1984 - Ralph Fagin becomes Dean of Arts and Sciences
1985 - RR becomes Executive Vice President of ORU
1985 - Jeff Ogle began his career at ORU in the Financial Aid Office.
1986 Jul - Closing of the ORU Michael Cardone, Sr., School of Dentistry
1986 - Closing of the O. W. Coburn School of Law at ORU - library sent to Pat Robertson
1987-Mar - Oral Roberts $8 million "take me home" prayer vigil
1987 - Ray Lewandowski becomes Chair of Drama Dept
1989 - City of Faith closed, converted to CityPlex towers.

1990's

1990 Jan 18 - Roberta Potts resigns from ORU
1991 - Jeff Ogle becomes Dean of the School of LifeLong Education
1992 - Praying Hands moved from CityPlex to ORU campus
1992 Oct 11 - Treatment for Oral Roberts after suffering a heart attack
1993 Jan 27- Dr. Richard Roberts (RR) becomes president of ORU, also CEO, OR becomes Chancellor
~1993 - Dr. John Swails hired by ORU is Chairman, Dept. of History
1994 - Mark Lewandowski is Outstanding Business Faculty Member for 1994
~1997 - Dr. Jeff Ogle is Associate Provost, former VP of Student Services at ORU
1997 Nov 3-5 - Last HLC accreditation visit
1998 Jan - Dr. John Swails becomes chairman of history/humanities/government dept
1998 May - Fagin named Vice President for Academic Affairs

2001

2001 Aug - Dr. Tim Brooker (TB) hired by ORU to be Coordinator of Govt Program - Dept of History, Humanities, and Government

2003

2003 - George Pearsons joins ORU Ministers Alliance co-leader

2004

2004 - George Pearsons becomes an ORU regent
2004 Apr - Mark Lewandowski has heart attack
2004 May - Ralph Fagin becomes Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
2004 Aug - Dr. Paulita Brooker (PB) hired by ORU as adjunct professor
2004 Fall - Mark Lewandowski returns to ORU & becomes Associate Dean of the School of Business

2005

2005 Jan 1 - Mark Lewandowski becomes Dean of the School of Business
2005 May - George Pearsons becomes vice chairman of the ORU board.
2005 Summer - Ray & Carole Lewandowski retire from ORU - parents of Mark
2005 Dec - T Brooker allegedly meets with RR and Stephanie Cantese (sic-Cantees)(SC) (of Community & Govt. Liaison for ORM) - T Brooker allegedly directed to support Randi Miller in GOP primary for Mayor of Tulsa
2005 Dec+ - Alleged meeting TB with Swails, Dean George Thyvelikakath, Provost Ralph Fagin - to advise RR of not doing election

2006

2006 Feb - P Brooker hired full-time by ORU
2006 Apr - Student working in Randi Miller campaign allegedly supplies damaging material to TB created by SC and given to RR in 2004
2006 May- - 2 weeks after above, TB & Swails allegedly give material to Fagin who subsequently confronts RR
2006 Apr - SC allegedly threatens TB unless he returns documents
2006 May- - soon thereafter TB allegedly gets threats from SC
2006 May 3 - ORU contacted by IRS about political involvement
2006 May+ - TB allegedly told to "fall on his sword" - draft approved by 3 VPs and Chief Counsel of ORU
2006 May+ - Provost Fagin allegedly constructs and swears to inaccurate narrative
2006 May+ - Punitive actions allegedly initiated by ORU against TB
2006 Jul 25 - ORU receives more questions from IRS
2006 Summer - TB allegedly gives file to Swails
2006 Oct 30 - IRS notifies ORU they accepted responses and makes recommendations

2007

2007 May - George Pearsons becomes Chairman of BOR
2007 May - Dr. Mark Lewandowski becomes Provost of ORU
2007 May - Dr. Jeff Ogle becomes Vice Provost of Academic Advancement
2007 May - Dr. Ralph Fagin becomes Vice President for Academic Administration
2007 May - Dr. Wendy Shirk becomes Dean of College of Arts
2007 May - PB discharged from ORU, TB also (??) by ORU, Roberts, Shirk
2007 Jul - PB allegedly hospitalized due to emotional distress
2007 Jul 16 - damaging material (17 pages) allegedly given to Board by TB & Swails
2007 Aug - end of P Brooker employment contract with ORU
2007 Aug 28 - Discharge of Swails
2007 Summer - ORU allegedly gives convicted sexual deviant access to ORU at RR direction
2007 Sep ~10 - Gary Richardson(attorney) met with Jack Santee(attorney for ORU) to discuss lawsuit
2007 Oct 2 - Filing of complaint - Richardson Law Firm, P.C. - Gary L. Richardson, Paul T. Boudreaux, Charles L. Richardson to Jack Santee atty for ORU
2007 Oct 5 - ORU Comptroller allegedly terminated after 26 years of service - documents allegedly shredded
2007 Oct 12 - Filing of 2nd amended complaint
2007 Oct 26 - Motions filed by defendants
2007 Nov 2 - Lawsuit Defendants file "Request for Court-Ordered Early Mediation" and "Motion to Disqualify Plaintiffs' Counsel".
2007 Nov 4-7 - HLC - ORU Accreditation visit
2007 Nov 9 - Lawsuit Plaintiffs file "Response to Motion to Restrain Statements" & Third Amended Petition.
2007 Nov 8-10 - ORU Recruitment Weekend - College Weekend
2007 Nov 12 - Vote of no-confidence by ORU Tenured Faculty
2007 Nov 15 - Provost Mark Lewandowski's letter of resignation to the BOR
2007 Nov 19 - ORU Faculty senate (UFA) meeting
2007 Nov 23 - Richard Roberts resigns as President of ORU
2007 Nov 26 - ORU BOR Annual Meeting
2007 Nov 27 - Mart Green contribution of $8 mil. & potential $62 mil. announced
2007 Dec 11 - Hearing Scheduled - Judge Rebecca Nightingale

2007 ???? - Jeff Ogle allegedly sexually harasses young female professor in Swails' dept she leaves and leaves country
2007 ???? - Alleged meeting of 3 ORU VPs on leased OREA airplane to conspire to fire defendants

2008

2008 Jan 09 - Hearing Scheduled - Judge Rebecca Nightingale

Future

2009 - Required repeat visit by HLC
2012 - Next HLC reaccreditation site visit

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