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Lee University Names New President

Cleveland, TN—The Lee University Board of Directors has named Dr. Mark L. Walker its next president to succeed Dr. Paul Conn later this year.



Dr. Timothy M. Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God, released the following statement regarding the selection of Walker: “The Church of God Executive Committee is pleased with the selection of Dr. Mark L. Walker and unanimously supports his appointment as the president of Lee University. As a seasoned pastor and a highly qualified educator, Dr. Walker will continue the incredible leadership that Paul Conn has provided for more than 30 years. We look forward to working with Dr. Walker as he leads Lee University, our flagship institution providing training and educational opportunities for generations to come.”

Walker will assume the presidency on August 1, 2020, exactly 34 years following Paul Conn’s appointment in 1986. Conn will transition into the role of chancellor.