William Jewell names Nebraska educator as new president

11 months 1 week 6 days ago February 09, 2016 Feb 9, 2016 Tuesday, February 09 2016 Tuesday, February 09, 2016 8:01:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

LIBERTY (AP) — William Jewell College in suburban Kansas City has picked a Nebraska educator as its newest president.

The Kansas City Star reports that the 1,060-student liberal arts college in Liberty named Elizabeth MacLeod Walls to the post on Monday. She will succeed David Sallee, who is retiring July 31 after serving as president for 16 years.

Walls is in her fourth year as dean of University College at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She oversees graduate and adult education at four campuses.

She previously worked at Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, where she served in various administrative roles.

Board of trustees chairman John Gill praised Walls in a statement, saying she had "proven success in many facets of higher education administration."

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