Poshard resigns as president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

Poshard resigns as president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - Dr. Glenn Poshard has resigned as president of Morthland College less than three months after he accepted the job.

The Morthland College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Poshard to the top spot, effective Feb. 13, 2017.

According to a spokeswoman for the college, Poshard resigned on April 26.

Poshard retired as president of Southern Illinois University in 2014. He's also served on the board at John A. Logan College.

Morthland College is in its sixth academic year.

The Morthland College Board of Trustees released the following statement:

"Like every other higher education institution in the region, Morthland College has been under financial strain this semester. Numerous colleges around the country have been put in the same financial position. We are thankful that less than a handful of positions have had to be eliminated at the college, and the education our students have been receiving has not been affected in any way.

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