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Bryan College names new provost

Bryan College has named Dr. Douglas Mann as its new provost and vice president of academics.

Mann most recently worked as administrative dean for graduate programs, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate school at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., according to a news release from the university. He also has experience in teaching and administrative roles and holds years of senior leadership and planning experience, including key decision-making for academic programs, academic relations, academic budgets and facilities planning, and policy.

In his new role, Mann will provide leadership and direction for students, faculty, and staff as well as assist with many of upcoming efforts included in the College’s "2018 Making a Difference: Vision to Reality" initiative.

Mann holds a doctorate in history from the University of Georgia; a master’s in Christian thought, emphases in history and theology, from Trinity International University; and a bachelors ‘s in history and Bible from Bryan College.

"Bryan College has been an important part of both my personal and professional life. My parents met at Bryan. I met my wife Susi while a student at Bryan. My own views on the value and place for Christian Higher Education were shaped as a student at Bryan as the faculty and administration poured their lives into my education," Mann said in a statement. "I am excited to serve the students, faculty, and administration at Bryan as we all seek to further the mission of ‘Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.’"

University President Stephen D. Livesay said he’s excited to welcome Mann to the school.

"Dr. Mann has significant professional experience in higher education both in teaching and in administration," Livesay said in a statement. "He knows Bryan well and will be able to quickly adjust to his new role in leading our academic team. But more than all of his qualifications and experience is our shared mission of placing ‘Christ above All.’"

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