New Union University president takes over

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NORTH JACKSON — New president Dr. Samuel Oliver officially took over at Union University on Monday. Dr. Samuel Oliver — who prefers the nickname “Dub” — is the 16th president of the Southern Baptist school. Oliver comes to Jackson from East Texas Baptist University. The 48-year-old US Air Force veterans says he looks forward to immersing himself in not only in Union, but also West Tennessee. “I want to really understand that institution I want to understand the area and hear people’s hopes and aspirations for Union and for us a Christ centered institution of higher education,” Dr. Oliver said. President Oliver succeeds Dr. David Dockery, who served as Union’s president for 18 years.

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