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.
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