Today, Mercer University has announced that Bill Underwood, Interim President of Baylor University, will be named President of Mercer University. Mercer’s current president, Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, is retiring. My wife is Dr. Godsey’s assistant.
Mr. Underwood is a law school professor and former lawyer. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who has left the practice of law and I’ll refrain from the lawyer jokes.