Barton College Names New President

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WILSON, N.C. — Douglas N. Searcy, Ph.D., was announced as the 12th president of Barton College on Friday, January 9, 2015. Dr. Searcy was elected by the Barton College Board of Trustees during a called executive session on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  A search committee composed of trustees and representatives of the faculty, staff, and students recommended Dr. Searcy to the Board of Trustees at the conclusion of an extensive national search.  Dr. Searcy is currently Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., where he is regarded as a decisive leader, skillful collaborator, and strategic visionary. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College […]

Kneten Elected President of Conference Carolinas

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Barton College President Norval Kneten considers his new role as president of Conference Carolinas right up his alley. “When you think about the ideal college athletic experience, you think about Division II,” Kneten said in a telephone interview while traveling through Texas on Friday afternoon. “You think about a balance in athletics and academics. “That’s what we are all about (at Barton College).” Kneten has been selected as the president of the NCAA Div. II conference for 2008-09 — as he approaches his sixth year as Barton’s president. Barton and 11 other colleges in North and South Carolina form the league — which was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference until being […]

Clinton Visit To Barton Set For Saturday

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WILSON, N.C. — While Barton College does not endorse any political candidate or platform, it is an honor for the campus to be chosen as a host for President Bill Clinton’s upcoming visit to Wilson on Saturday. Please join the Barton community to witness firsthand America’s democratic process in action. As the presidential election process evolves in the coming months to what promises to be an historical event, Barton welcomes this visit and the possibility of visits from the other presidential campaigns. To make accessibility to the Barton campus as convenient as possible for visitors on Saturday, please note the following arrangements: Time of the event: Doors will open for […]