Search for New 3 Rivers President Hits Snag

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - The search for a new president of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff is starting over.

Both out-of-state candidates unexpectedly dropped out of the running. Trustees voted against hiring the third finalist, who is already an administrator at the college in southeast Missouri.

Trustees say they will organize a new search.

The board's top choice was Devin Stephenson of Alabama. But he recently told trustees he has taken another job.

A week earlier, Susan Karr of Arkansas withdrew her candidacy, citing family health issues.

The other candidate was Three Rivers vice president for academic affairs Larry Kimbrow. Only one trustee supported his promotion.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)