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Bob Jones Univ. president to resign in 2014

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The president of Bob Jones University submitted his resignation Friday, citing health issues.

The school's spokesperson said Dr. Stephen Jones said he will resign effective at the end of the school's graduation on May 9, 2014.

"The persistence of my health issues over the last three years is preventing me from providing the leadership the University needs at this time and prompted my personal decision to resign," Jones said. "The BJU mission is more important than I. Serving the BJU family for over eight years has been one of the great gifts of God to my wife and me, and I am looking forward to serving here in whatever new role God has for me."

Jones has been president for eight years and was the fourth Jones to lead the University. He is the son of Bob Jones III, the grandson of Bob Jones, Jr., and the great-grandson of Bob Jones Sr., the university's founder.

The school's spokesperson did not elaborate on Jones' health issues.

The Board of Trustees said they will launch a search committee immediately to find his replacement.

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