Liberty University athletic director Jeff Barber resigns

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Liberty University athletic director Jeff Barber resigned Thursday.

His resignation is effective immediately.

"It has been a blessing for my family and me to have been a part of the Liberty family for the past nearly 11 years," Barber said in a statement released by the school. "As this new chapter of our lives begins, I wish nothing but the best for the Flames and am excited to follow the future successes of all the teams."

LU President Jerry Falwell issued the following statement: "Jeff Barber is a wonderful person and has committed a decade to Liberty University. We have accomplished many great things under Jeff's leadership. We will now look to build upon the strong foundation he helped establish and appoint a new leader to set the vision for our NCAA athletic programs."