Samuel W. Oliver named Union University’s 16th president

JACKSON, Tenn. — Trustees at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., have selected Samuel W. Oliver, president of East Texas Baptist University (ETBU), as the 16th president of Union University after a unanimous Feb. 10 vote.

“Dr. Oliver is a man of strong Christian conviction who is theologically informed, passionate about students and highly respectful of the work of faculty members,” said Norman Hill, chairman of Union’s Board of Trustees and chairman of the search committee that selected Oliver. “His skills as an administrator and educator build on Union’s already established reputation for academic excellence and we are honored and thrilled by this appointment.”

Oliver, 48, succeeds David S. Dockery, who has served as Union’s president for the past 18 years.


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