- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) - Former congressman and Southern Illinois University president Glenn Poshard (puh-SHARD’) has resigned as president of a private Christian liberal arts college after just more than 2 months on the job.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports (https://bit.ly/2pL6dEv ) Poshard resigned from Morthland College in West Frankfort in an April 26 letter, effective immediately.

Poshard says there were “serious issues - both personnel and financial - of which I was not notified when I began as president.” But school marketing director Leigh Caldwell says Poshard told the college he “resigned for health reasons.” She says the college’s founder Tim Morthland will return as president.

Finals are next week at the 450-student student school, which opened in 2011. Caldwell says the school is “finishing out the semester and things are fine.”

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, https://www.southernillinoisan.com

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