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Jordan retiring

HUNT, TEXAS — David W. Jordan, the president of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly in Hunt, Texas, has announced his retirement effective fall 2011, concluding 12 years of service.

Under Jordan’s leadership, Mo-Ranch has grown into a nationally recognized conference center and one of the largest of the 150-plus Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related conference centers. A nationwide search is underway for his successor.

Before coming to Mo-Ranch, Jordan was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty for 15 years at Austin College, a Presbyterian-affiliated liberal arts college in Sherman, Texas. He also served on the faculty of Grinnell College in Iowa. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a 1962 graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina.

Since 1949, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly has been a camp and conference center affiliated with the Synod of the Sun. Purchased from the estate of Dan Moran, former president of Conoco Oil Company, Mo-Ranch occupies 500 acres along the North Fork of the Guadalupe River.