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Minden native elected ETBU president


MARSHALL– The East Texas Baptist University Board of Trustees elected Minden native Dr. J. Blair Blackburn to serve as its next president.

The announcement came from ETBU Board of Trustees chair Hal Cornish after a special called trustee meeting Tuesday afternoon.

“Dr. Blackburn is an exceptionally well qualified and highly experienced individual ideally suited to be ETBU’s next president,” Cornish said. “The Board of Trustees and the entire ETBU community is very excited about the University’s bright future under the presidential leadership of Dr. Blackburn.”

Dr. Blackburn will succeed Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver who left to become the president of Union University



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