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Presidential Succession Process

The Board of Trustees of Harding University invites your confidential input and recommendations regarding the position of President of the University. The president is the chief executive officer, reporting to the University's board, and is ultimately responsible for the supervision and direction of both the academic and financial operations of the institution.

The new president will succeed Dr. David B. Burks, whose tenure has spanned 26 years. Dr. Burks has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2013. He is only the fourth president in Harding’s 87-year history.

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The Presidential Succession Process Committee invites your application for the position of President of Harding University. To insure and maintain strict confidentiality, please submit a letter of interest and preferred contact information to:

Dr. John O. Simmons
P.O. Box 149
Columbia, TN 38402-0149