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Andrew College names Dr. William R. Kennedy as its next President


Andrew College has named Dr. William “Rusty” Kennedy, currently the Vice President of Admissions and Athletics at Midway University, as its next president. The announcement comes after a national search that began after Dr. Linda R. Buchanan, who has served as president for the last eight years, announced her retirement in September.

“We are really excited about Rusty Kennedy becoming our next president. He brings an array of skills, experience, and character attributes that will serve Andrew and the community well. The trustees were unanimous in their vote to elect him, and we heard great things about him from faculty, staff, students, and community members. The Search Committee felt that he was a great fit and can bring exactly what we need at this point in the life of the College. We are grateful to Linda Buchanan for her vision and leadership over the past eight years, and we feel that Rusty will complement and build upon her outstanding contributions,” said George Flowers, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

Kennedy has experience at several public and private institutions, and his portfolio over the past several years includes progressive experience in intercollegiate athletics, student services, and admissions/enrollment. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a graduate degree from Southern Nazarene University, and a doctorate in business administration from the University of the Cumberlands. He will start his duties as Andrew College’s 30th president on June 5th.
Established in 1854, Andrew College is related to The United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Situated in the rural southwest Georgia community of Cuthbert, Andrew College offers the Associate of Art, Associate of Science, Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science and Certificates. For more information about Andrew College, visit

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