Dr. Kevin Clauson Appointed Bryan College Interim Academic VP

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - by Chloe Ann Nardone, Bryan College
Dr. Kevin L. Clauson
Dr. Kevin L. Clauson

Dr. Kevin L. Clauson has been appointed interim vice president of academics at Bryan College, succeeding Dr. Bradford Sample, who has served as Bryan’s chief academic officer for five years.

A member of the Bryan community for over five years, Dr. Clauson has served in the capacity of professor of government, justice, and law, as well as the director for the Center for Law and Public Policy.  Having earned a B.A. in international affairs, a B.S. in chemistry, and an M.A. in political science (all from Marshall University), and a J.D. in law from West Virginia University, he went on to play several significant roles at other small liberal arts colleges around the nation.  Additionally, Dr. Clauson has extensive senior leadership and planning experience, including key decision-making for academic programs, academic relations, academic budgets and facilities planning, and policy.  He is currently a member of the Cabinet and acts as a representative of the college to outside groups. 

In a letter to college faculty Dr. Clauson said that he views his new duty “summarized as enhancing academic integrity, maintaining biblical orthodoxy, and helping to institute new programs” that will expand “the influence and reputation of the college.” 

“I am convinced that we can move forward by emphasizing our distinctives and creating new ones,” he commented.  “Bryan College exists in the midst of a volatile higher education environment.  Working together, we must ‘seize the moment’ and make ourselves relevant and yet grounded in old truths.” 

President Stephen Livesay said, “Dr. Clauson has significant professional experience in higher education both in teaching and in administration.  I appreciate his godly character, his knowledge of Christian higher education, and his desire to serve our Lord.  He knows Bryan well and will be able to quickly adjust to his new role in leading our academic team.”  


Cleveland City Schools Presents This Week's Calendar

Cleveland High School celebrates  College App Week .  The goal is for seniors to complete at least one college application or scholarship during this week. All students & faculty are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirts. There will be prize drawings for all students wearing their favorite college gear. Seniors who show proof they have applied ... (click for more)

Lee’s Celebration 2016 To Be A Community Event

Lee University will host hundreds of guests, alumni, and community leaders on Friday, Sept. 30, for Celebration 2016, planned as a “festive and colorful day” commemorating another two years of university progress.  The event will recognize the success of the five-year “Find Us Faithful” Campaign including the opening of Lee’s new School of Nursing building and further development ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday, asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood.  ... (click for more)

Boy In Critical Condition; Another Person Stabbed And Man Shot In Dispute At Apartments On Citico Avenue

A boy is in critical condition after being stabbed on Sunday afternoon in what police described as a dispute between neighbors. One other person was stabbed and a man was shot in the stomach in the melee in the 2700 block of Citico Avenue. The injuries to the second person stabbed in the neck and the shooting victim were said to be not life-threatening. The 12:45 p.m. incident ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)