LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — David Nasser announced on Wednesday he will be leaving Liberty University at the end of the semester.
Nasser is the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development at LU. He’s been with the school for seven years and become one of the most well-known and public-facing members of the administration.
There had been rumors online that he was on his way out, and his announcement is confirmation of those rumors.
Nasser is the latest high-profile exit from Liberty University since Jerry Falwell, Jr. left amidst scandal last year.
Nasser led Liberty’s convocations multiple times a week. He is arguably the member of the administration with the closest relationship with the student body.
“Here I was brought here to be your leader but have found myself being led by you over and over again,” he said in a video announcing his departure.
He is beloved, and criticized, by many.
Dustin Wahl is a co-founder of Save 71, an organization of former Liberty Students and staff pushing to change what they call a corrupt system at Liberty.
“David Nasser has weaponized grace at the expense of justice and he has weaponized kindness at the expense of truth,” said Wahl, “and he has quashed dissent against Falwell, Jr. for years, and that’s his legacy at Liberty.”
It’s not clear why he’s leaving now, but he did say what’s next for him.
“We do feel affirmed that God is asking for our obedience to step out of this role in ministry and to step into a whole new role in ministry elsewhere.”
He says he and his wife will move to Nashville to lead a nonprofit. He did not name the nonprofit but says it’s been around for two years.