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Bethany Names Interim President

KSAL Staff - June 16, 2015 10:11 am

Bethany College has named an interim president.

According to the college, Dr. Robert Vogel will serve as interim president effective July 1st. Vogel served previously at Bethany College as interim president in 2007.

Vogel retired as president of Wartburg College in 1998 after serving there for 18 years. Since his retirement he has served as interim president at five colleges and universities including three other Lutheran institutions in Iowa, Texas, and Kentucky. He also served on the Bethany College Board of Directors in 2008-2009.

Originally from Philipsburg, Kan., Vogel is a graduate of Wartburg College and Wartburg Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1960 and served parishes in Golden and Denver. He and his wife Sally live in Denver.

Vogel has been asked for a one year commitment to Bethany while the board conducts a search for Bethany’s next college president. Dr. Edward F. Leonard III, the college’s 13th president, resigned in June.

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