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  • SBU selects Eric A. Turner as 25th president

    by Missouri Pathway and SBU staff, posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (24 days ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Eric. A. Turner was unanimously selected the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University on July 20 in a special meeting of the SBU Board of Trustees.

    Turner of Pocahontas, Ark., will begin his duties as president-elect Aug. 6, and assume the presidency on Sept. 1.

    Turner, 46, is a current college president with a wide range of experiences and a strong calling for Christian higher education. He worked in fundraising, academics and accreditation at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark., for 17 years before becoming president of Black River Technical College (BRTC) in Pocahontas, Ark., in 2014. Read More

  • SBU expels two students in alleged off-campus crime

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in Bolivar, Mo., has expelled two students allegedly involved in an assault at an off-campus group home unrelated to the university.

    Viavia Manuma, 24, was charged Feb. 1 with one count of child abuse and two counts of first-degree assault in the incident said to have occurred in July 2016 at Home Court Advantage Inc., a residential treatment facility for children, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Henry Epenesa, 21, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with two counts of assault and one count of child abuse, The Missouri Pathway reported. Both men were SBU football players. Read More