Education

Acting president named for Brewton-Parker College

Brewton-Parker College will welcome an acting president next week.

Mike Simoneaux has served as vice president for academic services and is the current vice president for advancement services at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland. His first day on the Mount Vernon campus will be March 2.

The Brewton-Parker College board of trustees, along with J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, approached Simoneaux to serve as acting president, said Tony Romans, Brewton-Parker’s board chairman.

“Truett is gracious to loan him to us during this period of transition,” Roman said in a statement. “They will continue to pay his salary and benefits while he works with Brewton-Parker.”

Simoneaux served as Truett-McConnell’s interim president during its presidential transition. White called Simoneaux “exactly what Brewton-Parker needs.”

“Dr. Mike Simoneaux did a tremendous job during the interim at Truett-McConnell. The college was at a low ebb financially and morale on the campus was low. Dr. Simoneaux stabilized the college’s finances, strengthened the college’s standing in the community and increased morale on the campus. He is exactly what we need at Brewton-Parker at this time.”

Simoneaux and his wife, Bonnie, will live in the presidential home on the Mount Vernon campus.

Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.

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