After 45 years in education, with the last seven as president of Evangel University, Carol retired this fall. Her retirement was postponed so she could stay on to lead the school through the COVID-19 pandemic. That move was in Carol’s nature as she’s not one to back down from a challenge. In this podcast, Carol discusses her abrupt appointment to lead Vanguard in California, as the university was threatened with losing its accreditation. And stepping into her role at Evangel and succeeding Robert Spence, the second-longest serving college president nationwide. She says she found purpose and power in being her own kind of leader. And those challenges? Well, she says her life has been marked by giving an unqualified yes to anything God has in store.
Whataburger launched its second local store; Branson shop Revive Juice and Coffee Bar LLC moved; and a new Monett branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District opened.