CV query man goes on leave

November 1, 1996

A Durham University college principal whose work permit application and Who's Who entry contained misleading information is to take leave of absence.

Duane Arnold, principal of St Chad's college, will be away until November 11, when the college council will discuss the results of its investigations into the matter.

The Right Rev Michael Henshall, chairman of the college governors, who retires as Bishop of Warrington at the end of the month, said: "He has gone on leave of absence to recover from all the fuss.

"I have asked for an inquiry into the substance and source of the allegations because one needs to know the truth from the fiction in these matters."

The university council will meanwhile discuss the discrepancies in Dr Arnold's papers at its meeting on November 5. A spokesman said: "The university and college councils will be asked to consider in the light of this whether the relationship between them needs reviewing."

Dr Arnold's Who's Who entry includes the statements that he had a BA from the State University of New York, instead of the less prestigious University of the State of New York, and an MDiv from Philadelphia University, which does not exist. He claims the mistakes are clerical errors.

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