Four trustees resign from Bryan College

photo Dr. Stephen Livesay is the president of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.

photo Bryan College's Rudd Auditorium

Four members of the Bryan College board of trustees have resigned, saying they're upset with the direction that the Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, Tenn., has taken under President Stephen Livesay.

The resignations capped months of discontent on the Bryan campus brought to light by a change to the college's 80-year-old statement of belief but fed by layoffs, dwindling enrollment and a faculty vote of no confidence in Livesay's leadership.

Trustees Jeff Ryan, Gary Phillips, James Wolf and Mark Senter stepped down this week after adding their voices to the concerns over Livesay's leadership, yet failing to convince the other 12 members of the board that something needed to change.