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Life Pacific College (LPC), Foursquare’s Bible college in San Dimas, Calif., announced late last week that Dr. Robert Flores is stepping down from his role as president.

“In the last few days, I have been actively praying and have come to the conclusion that Life Pacific College requires a different kind of leader serving in the presidential role to lead this school into its next years of greatness,” Dr. Flores said in a statement. “In light of this, I feel very strongly that it is time for me to step aside and encourage the process of finding such a leader. I deeply love and respect Life Pacific College and its staff, faculty, students, and Board. I know LPC’s greatest days are ahead.”

In a letter posted to Life Pacific College’s website, Jim Adams, who serves as the chair of the board of trustees at LPC, said that the board “is deeply thankful for Robert’s leadership and contributions to the institution. His commitment to mission and the energy and passion with which he has served is noteworthy.”

Dr. Flores will serve through the end of the year as president. The board has appointed LPC Vice President Angie Richey as acting president during this time of transition, beginning Jan. 1, 2013. According to LPC’s announcement, the board of trustees will be forming a presidential search committee, which will include representatives from faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees.

Life Pacific College has been training leaders since 1923. For the past 90 years, LPC has sent out more than 27,000 leaders into nearly 140 countries worldwide.

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