Tennessee woman gets top job at a Nebraska college

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Tennessee college administrator has been chosen as the next president for Union College in the Nebraska capital of Lincoln.

The college board of trustees announced the selection of Dr. Vinita Sauder on Wednesday to succeed President John Wagner, who is retiring in June from the Seventh-day Adventist Church college.

Sauder is vice president for strategic initiatives at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Sauder was public relations director at Southern Adventist University (then Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists) in the early 1980s. She’s since taught in the School of Business and Management there and served as vice president for marketing and enrollment.

Union College spokesman Ryan Teller says Union’s enrollment for the 2013-14 school year was 911.