Charlie Bass Named Brewton-Parker Interim President After Resignation of Ergun Caner

Dr. Charles Bass
Dr. Charles Bass

Charles Bass, a former vice president of Brewton-Parker College, has been named interim president of the Georgia Baptist school, trustee chairman Gary Campbell announced Jan. 29.

“When I heard of Dr. Bass’ potential interest in returning to Brewton-Parker, I knew God was looking out for us” Campbell said.

From conversations around the Mount Vernon campus, Campbell said, “Everyone who hears the name Charlie Bass displays fondness and appreciation for him as a person as well as respect for him as an academic leader.”

Bass formerly served at BPU as vice president of student services; he also has served in the same role at Dallas Baptist University.

In a news release from the college, Bass said his first 100 days as Brewton-Parker’s interim president will entail:

— Providing stability to the college after a traumatic time when its president, Ergun Caner, resigned Jan. 20, stating that he and his family need healing from the suicide of their teenage son, Braxton, last year.

— Continuing to rebuild the image of BPC in the community and across the state.

— Developing a deeper sense of community on campus.

— Build off recent victories, most notably the reaffirmation of Brewton-Parker’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December.

— Reacquainting himself with the people and heartbeat of the campus.

— Reestablish what it means for BPC to be a Christian college.

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SOURCE: Baptist Press