Almost exactly five years ago this blog gave notice that Kina Mallard had been named president of Reinhardt University. Yesterday, board chairman Ken White sent around the following email:

Today, Reinhardt University’s Board of Trustees announced that it granted President Kina Mallard a sabbatical, effective immediately, for the remainder of the academic year. During her absence, Dr. Mark Roberts will assume all of the duties of President in addition to his continuing academic responsibilities. The Board of Trustees has committed to Dr. Roberts that it will join him in efforts to obtain additional staffing for the significant administrative responsibilities of an institution like Reinhardt. The Trustees are confident that all of the important work of leadership and oversight will be capably discharged by Dr. Roberts during this interim period.

Congratulations and all best wishes to Dr. Roberts as he assumes the duties of president.