Hannibal-LaGrange University President Dr. Anthony W. Allen submitted his resignation after nine years of service.
In his resignation, he indicated his decision is a combination of needing to recover from some lingering health issues, spend more time with his family, and give the opportunity for new leadership to move HLGU to the next level of success.
Dr. Allen and his family have served HLGU faithfully these past nine years. During this time, many new facilities were constructed and many remodeled with plans for new additions in the future.
Dr. Allen said, “My love for HLGU, its students, faculty, and staff has been and will always be strong. I wish the University the very best and remain committed to help it succeed in any way possible.”
Dr. Allen has been instrumental in guiding HLGU to remain faithful to its Christian mission and the “Baptist Faith and Message 2000.” He also helped lead important changes to the bylaws that help insure the continued strong and faithful relationship that HLGU has with the Missouri Baptist Convention.
“We are thankful for Dr. Allen’s devoted service to HLGU,” said Pastor Mark Anderson, chair of the HLGU Board of Trustees.
Dr. Allen’s resignation is effective January 31, 2022. The board has named Dr. Robert Matz as acting president for the coming days. The trustees have begun a search process for interim president.