Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mid-Continent University (KY) Closing in June

Bill Hughes of the West Kentucky Star reports on a decision by Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, KY to close on June 30, 2014.

The web site of KFVS television in Cape Girardeau, MO also covers the impending closure and provides video images of the campus.
The Paris, TN Post-Intelligencer also carries another article on the closure.

Mid-Continent traces its history to a group of pastors affiliated with the West Kentucky Baptist Association who decided in 1947 to found West Kentucky Baptist Bible Institute in Clinton, KY.  Initial classes were held at the First Baptist Church of Clinton in January 1949.  The institution moved in 1951 to a campus on the northern outskirts of Clinton.  The institution moved to North 15th Street in Mayfield, KY in August 1957 and the name was changed to the Baptist Bible Institute.  The name was changed to Mid-Continent Baptist Bible College in June 1965.  A new campus was constructed following a donation of land in 1972.  The name was changed to Mid-Continent College in 1998 and in January 2004, to Mid-Continent University.

The following is list of individuals served as presidents of the institution:
1949 – 1951          Curry O. Simpson
1951 – 1953         Harry E. Harp
1953 – 1957         W.A. Sloan
1957 – 1976         O.C. Markham
1976 – 1980         Wendell H. Rone Sr.
1981 – 1987         Raymond E. Lawrence
1988 – 1997         LaVerne Butler
1997 – 1999         David L. Jester
2000 – 2014         Robert J. Imhoff
2014 -- 2014        Ken Winters (Acting President)
2014 - Present      Tom Walden (Acting President)