- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Evangel University’s long-time president Robert Spence will become a part-time chancellor for the college, beginning in May.

The 78-year-old Spence, who has been president of the Springfield school for 40 years, will serve as an ambassador for the university, focusing on fundraising.

Evangel spokesman Paul Logsdon says the Evangel University Board of Trustees said Spence will offer history and context while consulting on issues affecting Evangel.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1jHOEsI ) that Spence has been planning his retirement for over a year. His successor will be Carol Taylor, who became president-elect and chief executive officer in July.

Logsdon says Spence’s new position will allow him to further help Taylor in her transition.



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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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