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Gregory J. Miller appointed the 14th President of Malone University effective July 1, 2022

The Malone University Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Gregory J. Miller, Ph.D. the 14th president of the Institution. Miller succeeds David King, Ed.D., who is retiring from Malone at the end of the academic year after 10.5 years of service as president. Miller was appointed at the conclusion of a national search that was initiated in September of 2021.

Miller has completed 22 years of service to Malone, serving in the roles of professor of history, department chair for History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, director of general education, associate provost, and provost. 

“My interest in serving Malone as president comes from a deep sense of calling and my love for this community, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff,” said Miller. “My belief in the future of the Institution is unwavering. Malone is particularly well-positioned to thrive as a university. We have a clear and timeless mission which Dr. King has stewarded well during his presidency. We know the ‘why’ of what we do and know how important the experience we provide is in the lives of students.

“As an intentional Christian institution, and the only member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) in Northeast Ohio, a region serving 4.5 million people, we have a distinctive selling proposition. Malone provides an education that prepares graduates for a lifetime of human flourishing, in addition to their first job after graduation. The world needs more Malone University graduates.”

A South Dakota native and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region, Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in Historical Theology at Oral Roberts University, a master’s degree in History from the University of Tulsa, and his doctorate in Religious Studies from Boston University. 

In service to Malone, Miller led the University in a wide range of innovative initiatives including the development of a revised general education program; a program prioritization process that resulted in an overall savings exceeding $2 million; a strategic reorganization of Academic Affairs; enhanced collaboration between academics and athletics that resulted in record high overall athlete grade point averages, and the development of a New Program of Study approval process which has led to the launch of 15 academic programs over the last four years.

Miller frequently serves as a guest speaker and preacher at churches across the region. With nearly 40 years of ministry to the Church, Miller has experience as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and interim lead pastor. He has been a long-time participant in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith dialogue in Northeast Ohio, and authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and books.

Miller and his wife, Darla, an educator with the Medina Highland Schools, will celebrate 40 years of marriage in 2022. They have three grown children, sons Alex ’11, Jeff, and Jonathan and a new grandson, Owen.

A Season of Celebration

This is a season of celebration for our Consortium colleges and universities. Three of our campuses have installed new presidents this fall. On October 1, Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. was installed as the sixth president of Houghton College. Dr. Lewis brings a rich background in higher education to Houghton, having served as the inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University and as the Commissioner of Education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His New Orleans roots were evident at his celebration. In his inaugural address, Dr. Lewis reminded the campus that justice is in the DNA of Houghton, born out of the movement to abolish slavery. Houghton graduates have displayed a heart for service, living out Micah 6:8. He challenged his listeners to think about what it means to do justice today.

On October 8, Dr. D. Michael Lindsay was installed as president of Taylor University. This is Dr. Lindsay’s second presidency, having served at Gordon College for 10 years. He is a successful fundraiser and an acclaimed author whose most recent book Hinge Moments provides an interesting description of his journey to Taylor. Dr. Lindsay’s inaugural address built on Taylor’s motto Light and Faith. He stated three ways of bringing light and faith together. We bear the light and God ignites our faith. As we shine the light, God illuminates our faith. As we gather the light, God increases our faith. He called for Taylor to be Christ-centered, student-focused, and intentional in cultivating servant leadership.

On October 29, Dr. Suzanne Allison Davis was installed as the president of Greenville University. President Davis moved up from within Greenville having served in several roles including executive vice president. She was deeply influenced by her Greenville education and sees helping students have the type of transformative education at Greenville that she had as a special calling. She sees the way forward at Greenville including a reaffirmation of the Wesleyan Free Methodist tradition, being relevant in the community, being willing to try something new, and committing to immersive learning experiences. She celebrates that she stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before her.

At the end of April, Dr. Mike Hammond will be installed as the ninth president of Gordon College. Dr. Hammond served as provost at Taylor University. Hammond is highly published, with particular expertise in American Christianity, including the intersection of race and religion in 20th century United States history.

Vechery Scholarship Recipients for 2020-21

Thirteen rising seniors have been selected to receive the 2020-21 Christian College Consortium Vechery Scholarship for $7,000 each. Congratulations! Read more about the recipients on the Vechery Scholarship page.

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