by Linda Theil
Dr David Kluth, Dean of the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon announced today that Dan Wright, PhD -- founder and director of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Center at Concordia -- is no longer employed by the university. In a letter to Shakespeare at CU listserv subscribers, Dr Kluth said:
. . . As some of you might already know, Dr. Dan Wright was on leave from Concordia University during the second half of Fall semester 2013. I wanted to share with you that Dr. Wright is no longer employed with Concordia University Portland. We appreciate his many years of dedicated service to the University and especially to the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre (SARC). I’m sure Dr. Wright will continue to provide valuable scholarship to the Shakespeare authorship discussion in the years ahead. We are currently in the process of reshaping the SARC and will keep you posted as events warrant. Concordia University is committed to playing an active role in the international authorship discussion. During this interim period please feel free to contact me with any questions (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on the April Shakespeare conference in Portland will be forthcoming. We look forward to the “next chapter” of the SARC.