King named next president of Malone


Dr. David A. King was named the next president of Malone on Monday. King comes to Malone after serving as provost at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Malone University)

Dr. David A. King has been selected by the Board of Trustees to become the next president of Malone University according to a press release. King will assume duties beginning in January, taking over for Interim President Dr. Will Friesen.

The announcement comes over one and a half years after former president Dr. Gary Streit’s retirement amid allegations of plagiarism.

King comes to Malone from Eastern University in Pennsylvania, a private Christian college where he currently serves as provost. King has also served in administrative roles at Campolo College of Graduate & Professional Studies.

The Board of Trustees selected King after a nationwide search process that began last spring.

King’s educational background includes an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Temple University. He has also acted as a guest lecturer at several universities and has worked for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) on the commission for chief academic officers.

In a statement in the press release, chairman of the Board of Trustees Steven Steer said King’s “connection to Malone’s theology and guiding principles are a perfect fit.”

King is Malone’s 13th president in 119 years.

Students: What are your thoughts on the selection of Dr. King to become the next president of Malone? Share your opinions about this announcement in the comments section below.

Jesse Peek is editor-in-chief for Aviso AVW.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Cale Short says:

    “King comes to Malone from Eastern University in Pennsylvania…”

    I couldn’t be happier! I just wish this change would have happened when I was a freshman.


  2. Rachael Warren says:

    Its so nice to know that we finally have a new president. However, my concern goes out to the faculty and staff whom Dr.Streit brought with his presidency. I hope no major changes need to be made with the internal structure and that these professionals and families can finally rest easy knowing they have a place at Malone.


  3. Corey Clark says:

    This is all very well and good, but I do want to know what will become of Dr. Friesen.


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