Dr. David L. Eubanks, who served as president of Johnson University for 39 years, has accepted the position of acting Chief Operating Officer at Florida Christian College, Kissimmee, Florida (FCC), effective April 8, 2013.
Dr. Eubanks brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this leadership role. During his time at Johnson, he was instrumental in gaining Johnson’s accreditation, growing enrollment, adding graduate programs, and expanding campus facilities.
Since January of this year, the Board of Trustees of Johnson University have been pursuing a possible merger with Florida Christian College pending approval by accrediting associations including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The earliest possible date for such accrediting association approval is the middle of June 2013, after which more information will be released.
“Dr. Eubanks is highly respected in the Christian higher education community, and I know he will be a great asset to Florida Christian College. I look forward to working with him and others at Florida as we continue pursuing this possible merger,” said Dr. Gary Weedman, President of Johnson University.
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Dr. Eubanks graduated from Johnson in 1957 and served for 10 years as professor and then for 39 as president. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee, is a published author, and an avid world traveler. After retiring from Johnson in 2007, he was named President Emeritus and has traveled extensively as an ambassador for the University.