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Bethany College’s president to take job with Kentucky school

July 1, 2019

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The president of Bethany College in Kansas has resigned to take a job leading Georgetown College in Kentucky.

The Salina Journal reports that William Jones will be introduced Wednesday as the new president of the small liberal arts Baptist college in Kentucky.

Jones arrived at Bethany in the summer of 2016. In a statement, Bethany College board of directors chairman Corey Peterson credited him with “back-to-back record freshman classes and strong enrollment growth.”

Peterson says he is “saddened” to have Jones leave but “thrilled for him and his family to have an opportunity to move back to his home state.”

Following the appointment of an interim president in the coming weeks, Bethany’s board of directors will begin a national search for a permanent successor.