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William Christian Sizemore

William Christian Sizemore was American academic administrator, county official. Joseph Ruzicka scholar North Carolina Library Association, 1963; recipient Douglas Pilot Club Education award, 1981, Good Citizenship Silver medal National Society Sons of America Revolution, 1999, Alexander Doniphan Community Leadership award 2009.


  • Sizemore, William Christian was born on June 19, 1938 in South Boston, Virginia, United States. Son of Herman Mason and Hazel (Johnson) Sizemore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Richmond, 1960. Bachelor's Degree, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1963. Master of Library Science, University North Carolina, 1964.

      Master of Library Science (advanced), Florida State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1973. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1989.


    • Library assistant University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1963-1964. Associate librarian, instructor graduate research Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1964-1966. Librarian, associate professor South Georgia College, Douglas, 1966-1971, academy dean, professor, 1971-1980, dean college, professor, 1980-1983, acting president, 1982-1983.

      President Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, West Virginia, 1983-1994, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1994-2000, chancellor, 2000—2002. Director business expansion Clay County Economic Development Council, Kansas City, since 2003. Business consultant Economic Development Kansas City, 2009—2010.

      Consultant Continental Research and Development, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1987-1992, Southern Association Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, 1977, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia, 1975-1976, State Council Higher Education for Virginia, Richmond, 1969-1970, Software Valley Corporation, 1989-1994. Advisory board Software Valley Foundation, 1991-1994.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The bread and cup during Holy Communion symbolizes the broken body and shed blood of Christ that he offered for people the same way as he did for the disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.


    Active Barbour County Development Authority, Philippi, 1984-1994, Barbour County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, 1985-1994, Barbour County Extension Committee, 1990-1994. Member executive council Yellow Pine area Boy Scouts American, Valdosta, 1974-1976. President Satilla Librarians Educational Council, Douglas, 1969-1971.

    Lecturer, workshop leader on Bible studies various organizations, since 1966. Board advisors Swatow Kakwang Professional Academy, Peoples Republic China. President board directors West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1985-1986, council of president National Association Intercollegiate Athletics.

    Board directors, member executive committee Broaddus Hospital, Philippi, 1983-1994. Chairman West Virginia Productive Industry Efforts Foundation, 1989-1992. Marketing committee West Virginia Life Sciences Park Foundation, 1989-1994, Governor's Partnership for Progress, 1989-1994.

    Member advisory panel West Virginia Rural Health Initiative, 1991-1994. Governor board, board directors West Virginia Alliance of Hospitals, 1991-1994. Board directors Clay-Platte Economic Development Council, 1996-1902.

    Board directors American Red Cross, Kansas City, 1996-1902, exec.com. 2000-2002; advisory committee Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Discovery Center Campaign, 1998-2002. Member Clay County Millennium History Board, since 2002.

    Member Liberty HIstory Book Steering Committee, 2001-2004. Board directors, vice president Immaculata Manor, 2003-2009. Advisory board North Kansas City Schools, since 2003.

    Member steering committee, co-chair Freedom House, since 2004, board director, since 2008. Member American Library Association, American Association for Higher Education, American Association University Administrators, National Council Instructional Administrators, West Virginia Association College and University President (executive committee, vice president, president 1992), Mountain State Association Colleges, West Virginia Foundation for Indiana Colleges (director 1983-1984, vice president 1988-1992), Missouri Colleges Fund (executive committee 1997-1998), Barbour County Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1988-1994, vice president 1988-1990, president 1990-1992, chairman board 1992-1994), Liberty Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1995-1997), Clay County History Society (life), Sons of the American Revolution (pres, William C. Corum Chapter, since 2008), General Society Sons Revolution, Pi Kappa Alpha.



    Woodworking, gardening.


    • Married Anne Catherine Mills, June 24, 1961. Children: Robert C., Richard M., Edward S.
    • father: Herman Mason Sizemore
    • mother: Hazel (Johnson) Sizemore
    • spouse: Anne Catherine Mills
    • children: Robert C. Sizemore
    • Richard M. Sizemore
    • Edward S. Sizemore
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    • 1960
      University Richmond
    • 1963
      Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1964
      University North Carolina
    • 1971
      Florida State University
    • 1973
      Florida State University
    • 1989
      Harvard University
    • 2002
      president, Alderson-Broaddus College
      Chancellor, Alabama, United States
    • 1963 - 1964
      Library assistant, University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      associate, graduate research Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1964 - 1966
      instructor, graduate research Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1971 - 1980
    • 1980 - 1983
    • 1983 - 1994
      president, Alderson-Broaddus College
      Philippi, West Virginia, United States
    • 1994
      president, Alderson-Broaddus College
      Liberty, Missouri, United States
    • 2003
      director, business expansion Clay County Economic Development Council
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 2009 - 2010
      business consultant, Economic Development Kansas City
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