Tag Archives: Steve Chaney

San Diego Christian College demands retraction from inewsource partner CBS 8

San Diego Christian College demands retraction from inewsource partner CBS 8

San Diego Christian College’s lawyer sent CBS 8, a media partner of inewsource, a letter Wednesday demanding an immediate retraction of all of our stories about the college. Tracy Warren, the college’s attorney, did not send the letter to inewsource. However, she sent a similar letter to us last month. In neither letter did Warren specify inaccuracies in our reporting, ... Read More »

San Diego Christian College replaces CFO amid questions about school’s finances

San Diego Christian College replaces CFO amid questions about school’s finances

Following an inewsource investigation into the finances of San Diego Christian College, a school official confirmed Monday that Steve Chaney is no longer its chief financial officer. Kelly Buchanan, executive assistant to the college’s president, said Tim Savaloja is the interim chief financial officer. He also is vice chairman of the college’s board of trustees. Buchanan declined to comment on why ... Read More »

Still no word from San Diego Christian College; inewsource responds to allegations anyway

Still no word from San Diego Christian College; inewsource responds to allegations anyway

San Diego Christian College still has not provided inewsource with documents accounting for $20 million in expenses, which were brought to light in our investigation published Oct. 30. We have asked repeatedly for this information. Rather than sharing documentation of the expenses, however, Robert Jensen, the vice president for advancement and administration for the college, circulated to parents, students and ... Read More »

San Diego Christian College retraction demand and our response

San Diego Christian College retraction demand and our response

After close-of-business Thursday, San Diego Christian College’s outside counsel sent inewsource a letter demanding an immediate retraction of our two stories about the college. Below is the demand letter sent by Tracy Warren and inewsource’s response. RE: Journalist Megan Wood inewsource Article on San Diego Christian College Dear Ms. Hearn: My name is Tracy Warren and I am outside counsel ... Read More »

Christian college claims inaccuracies in story but is mum on details

Christian college claims inaccuracies in story but is mum on details

At close-of-business Tuesday, an official at San Diego Christian College emailed parents and students alleging our investigation about questionable expenses “presents information regarding SDC that is inaccurate.” It is the policy of inewsource to correct all mistakes in reporting immediately. However, in this case, despite our requests, the college would not say what was wrong with the story. Robert Jensen, ... Read More »