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Jarvis Christian College president leaves post

By Christina Lane
Jan. 6, 2012 at 5:25 a.m.


Jarvis Christian College's president has left the institution just weeks after it was announced that the college's accrediting agency had placed it on warning.

"The board of trustees of Jarvis Christian College is announcing that Dr. Cornell Thomas, president, will be pursuing other interests and is leaving Jarvis after three years of service," a posting on the college's website said Friday. "This decision is effective as of Dec. 27, 2011."

Carolyn Hernandez, senior adviser to the president, and Reginald Dickens, vice president for administration and finance, are coordinating the "day-to-day activities at the college," according to the website.

Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins was placed on a six-month warning by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges, in December after not being in compliance with several core requirements, mostly related to finances and audits.

The board of trustees for commission met Dec. 5, placing Jarvis as well as Lon Morris College in Jacksonville on the warnings list. The colleges are still accredited at this time, the commission said.

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