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Louisburg College Chief Finalist for W.Va. Job

Posted March 7, 2008

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— Louisburg College President Michael Clyburn is one of two finalists to become president of a college in West Virginia.

Clyburn and John Head, vice president for enrollment management at Shorter College in Georgia, are the two finalists for the presidency of Alderson-Broaddus College, in Philippi, W.Va. The school's current president plans to retire at the end of June.

Clyburn has been trying to restore financial stability at Louisburg College, a private school with about 800 students. The college's Board of Trustees last week voted to use unrestricted funds to pay off $2 million in long-term debt and to limit short-term borrowing.

Clyburn declined to comment.

John Cameron, president of Louisburg College's Board of Trustees, said he questioned the timing of Clyburn's decision to seek another job, and he said he hopes he remains in Franklin County.

Clyburn has a contract with the college that runs through June 2012, Cameron said, but he wouldn't speculate on whether the board would force him to fulfill the contract.

“Just say some prayers and try to figure out how to keep him in Louisburg,” he said.

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