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Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Orange- President

Dr. Larry Orange, Dean of Mid-Continent University’s James W. Cecil Baptist College of the Bible, Chair of the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry Departments, and Director of the Bivocational Center became part of the Mid-Continent faculty in January of 1998. His ministry covers 47 years of service as pastor, teacher, and Director of Missions.  He has also served the North American Mission Board as consultant in Bivocational Ministry and Church Planting.

Dr. Orange is a graduate of Campbellsville University with a BS degree in English.  He has a MA in Education from Eastern Kentucky University and a MDiv and D.Min from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Reverend Ronnie Woods-Vice President

Coach and Pastor Ronnie Woods has been involved in Southern Illinois Education and culture for over 30 years. It is difficult to come into contact with someone within the field of education who does not know Mr. Woods. He leads the Cairo Men's Choir, Pastors two churches, Teaches and administrates simultaneously, and is involved with his own family. Mr. Woods is a student centered person with a focus on what is best for children.

He is currently a Teacher of Special Education and responsible for instructional day of 8th grade students and managing their individual education plans. For 30 previous years Mr. Woods was ED Coordinator – Supervise 17 Employee out of the Cooperative 52 employees .  Job Duties include maintain budget, grant writing, fundraising, Vice President of JEA union., chief negotiator of last three contracts,  In-service coordinator, Presenter on Various Topics related to Education (28 covering four states) State Peer Monitor for ISBE.

Cairo High School –Coach for 21years 2 regional girl’s basketball titles, 2 sectional track titles, Named Southern Illinois Coach of the Year in Girls Track 1988-1989.  Football-Head Coach Named NAACP Image Award Winner 1992,   Named Fellowship Christian Athlete Man of the Year 2003.  Featured in Articles about Coaching Career Chicago Sun Times , Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Evansville Courier Journal , Paducah Sun, Southeast Missourian,  Named Unsung Hero WSIL-TV,  WPSD-TV featured on Coaching Career, KSVS-TV On Saving Program. B.A form North Central College 1973.  SIU complied all coursework for MS in Education.

Paul Manion-Chief Financial Officer

Manion Entertainment vice president of marketing and public relations include development and implementation of the objectives of cooperates in the division of television and music entertainment. Plan, prepare and implement all marketing strategies and provide feedback on performance program along with recommendations to the executive board. Supervise and manage a staff of 20 personnel. Generate the sales, work on expense control and success with marketing expense reduction. Design memorabilia, advertisements and material for commercial performances and appearances. Provide production assistance to media segmentation. Plan and create online strategies for the end user and generate the response rate with the sales annually. Clients including, but not limited to Charlie Moore of ESPN2 and NESN, Mojo Morgan of Morgan Heritage, and many others.

Paul is a graduate of the Walt Disney World Resort Internship, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Davenport University in Michigan, a Masters in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, and is in the process of finishing his Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership at the University of Phoenix.

Cindy Allen-Secretary

Small Business & Non-Profit Consultant, specializing in business start-up, recovery and marketing.

Cindy specializes in researching business environments and seeking out funding and capital investment opportunities including grants. Cindy has served as Pack 28-Cub Scout Den Leader (2 years); Pack secretary (1 year); Troop 428-Committee Chairperson, Sec/Treasurer (2 years), Asst. Scoutmaster (1 year) and Project coordinator for Pope County Recycling Program (2 years). Major Accomplishments: Started a Boy Scout troop from nothing, acquired support and funding; implemented a county-wide recycling program.

The recycling program won 2nd place in the Colgate Volunteer competition) and wrote and filed state grant reports.

Cindy maintains her education through on-line continuing education classes and earned an Associate of Science Degree from Central Missouri State University.