Knox retires from FSC Board
(June 10, 2002) - Florida Southern College announced the retirement
of Bishop James Lloyd Knox from its board of trustees, effective
May 2002. Knox, who has been on the board since 1999, will assume
the role of emeritus trustee.
Knox has spent
his adult life serving the United Methodist Church. After graduating
from Florida Southern College in 1951, he earned his divinity degree
at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Knox and his wife, Edith, journeyed as missionaries to Cuba and
Argentina between 1958 and 1964, and in Florida, Bishop Knox served
as coordinator of the Florida Spanish Ministry and superintendent
of the DeLand and Miami Districts.
With his election
to the episcopacy in 1984, Knox was assigned to the Birmingham Episcopal
Area and in 1992 was appointed to the North Georgia Conference.
He was a member of the General Board of Global Ministries and served
as president of the World Division from 1988 to 1992. He retired
as a bishop in 1996, but due to Bishop Henderson's illness and death,
he returned as Florida Conference Bishop in 1999 and later in 2000
College president Thomas L. Reuschling presented a resolution honoring
Knox at the recent board meeting. He said, "On behalf of the
entire Florida Southern College family, we express our deepest appreciation
for Bishop Knox's service as a member of the board and wish him
well in the days and years to come."
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.