King’s College has issued a statement (quoted in a Christianity Today article) in response to recent reports that Dinesh D’Souza, separated from his wife for the last two years, is now engaged to another woman:
The Board of Trustees of The King’s College has, in recent days, learned that details of the personal life of our president, Dinesh D’Souza, including information about admitted difficulties in his marriage, would be published in a national magazine. While our board has been aware of some of these details, we were not aware of others and immediately met in special sessions as a board, with Dinesh, to learn what we could about this situation.
D’Souza said he is willing to “move on and do something else” if the TKC trustees ask him to resign.
“I’ve had an independent career that goes beyond the college,” he said. “I want to do the best thing for [TKC].If it’s better for [TKC] that I move on and do something else, I’ll move on and do something else. I’ve got plenty to do.”
Meanwhile, Smith (of World magazine) stands by his reporting.
“The article came about 100 percent because of his behavior at a public event, a Christian conference that we happened to be at because I was a speaker,” he said. “We are 100 percent confident in our reporting.”
It seems fitting that we pray that God grant discernment to the Board of Trustees at The King’s College. They plan to have further discussion on this matter at a regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 17 and 18 and have stated: “Until we complete this internal process we do not intend to publicly address any matters related to Mr. D’Souza and his relationship with the College.”
I should point out that the 2010 appointment of Mr. D’Souza as President of King’s College was not without controversy. World magazine’s editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky resigned as Provost soon after D’Souza’s appointment.
Update: Mr. D’Souza has resigned as President of The King’s College, effective immediately.