Huntingdon's La Branch accepts Louisburg's president position

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Reverend Dr. Mark La Branche, senior vice president for external affairs and dean of Ligon Chapel, has been named by the Board of Trustees of Louisburg College to serve as president of that institution beginning in January. The announcement was made earlier today, concluding a national search for that position. Louisburg is a two-year United Methodist college in Louisburg, North Carolina.

"The Trustees of Louisburg College have acted wisely in choosing the Reverend Dr. Mark La Branche to serve as their institution's new president," said Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West. "Mark is a man of honor who is profoundly committed to his ministry and who believes deeply in the role of United Methodist higher education in shaping the lives of young people."

West says while at Huntingdon, La Branche has been, "a transforming agent in church relations, in campus ministry and the chaplaincy, in development, and in external affairs. Under his leadership, the College experienced its best fund-raising year in the school's history."

Huntingdon will begin a national search for a new vice president for external affairs immediately.