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Pannell Named Interim President

North Greenville University Board of Trustees voted today to name Dr. Randall Pannell as interim president of the school effective immediately.

The decision is in response to NGU President Dr. Jimmy Epting’s announcement of his sabbatical and retirement effective June 1, 2015.

Pannell came to the institution in 2011 when he was hired as vice president for academics.

"We want to continue offering quality education as well as protect the culture here during this interim period,” said Bill Tyler, member of the interim leadership search committee. “We feel we can accomplish this with Dr. Pannell.”

Pannell has more than 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in higher education.

Prior to coming to NGU he served as associate dean of academics and associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

He has also served as assistant professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista in Buenos Aires, Argentina, vice president for academic affairs and acting president at Coral Ridge University in Houston, TX, and vice president for academic affairs and associate professor at American Christian College in Houston, TX.

He has written over 40 reviews and published over 12 reviews. He is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, National Association for Professors of Hebrew, National Case Study Institute, National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA), Society for the Study of the Old Testament, and Society of Biblical Literature.

Pannell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies and Ph.D. in Semitic Languages and Old Testament Literature from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

The NGU board will form a presidential search committee to begin a national search for the eighth president in its storied 123-year history.  

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