Knoxville College president resigns; replacement named

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After nearly four years on the job, the president of Knoxville College will resign from the top spot on campus this December.

Dr. Horace Judson came to Knoxville College in January 2010 with the tough task of restoring accreditation and to a struggling school with a proud history. Judson came out of retirement to take the position after serving previous presidential stints at Grambling State University and Plattsburgh State University in New York.

"Dr. Judson told us he was making a three-year commitment when he came on board and he has done more than that," said Frank Shanklin, Jr., a member of the school's board of trustees and a 1995 graduate of Knoxville College. "He has done a very good job re-establishing relationships, getting alumni involved, and working on our application for accreditation."

The school will now turn to a dean at the college, Dr. Evelyn Hallman, to take over as president in January. Judson will remain on campus as president until the end of December to assist Hallman with the transition.

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