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Union University names Texas educator as new president comment (0)

February 27, 2014

JACKSON, Tenn. — Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver, president of East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, since 2009, has been named president of Union University, a Baptist school in Jackson, Tenn., effective June 1.

Oliver was the former pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, Crawford, Texas, and taught in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Oliver holds an undergraduate degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree in educational psychology and doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Union University’s board of trustees unanimously elected Oliver, 48, as the school’s 16th president Feb. 10. 

Current president David S. Dockery has served since Dec. 8, 1995, and will transition to the role of chancellor in July. 

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