Dawson elevated to president of Lincoln Memorial

HARROGATE, TN - HARROGATE, TN (AP) - Dr. B. James Dawson has been elevated to president of Lincoln Memorial University.

The 65-year-old Dawson had been the school's chief operating officer and chancellor of the main campus in Harrogate since August. He was top administrator while interim President C. Warren Neel focused on the presidential search.

Dawson succeeds Nancy Moody, who resigned in February 2009 to become president of Tusculum College.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, Dawson spent seven years as president of Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.

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