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6441-Malone University will install David A. King as 13th president on October 27, 2012

6441-October 17, 2012

David King Malone University will install its 13th president, David A. King, Ed.D., on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The service is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Biographical information:

On January 1, 2012, David A. King, Ed.D. officially began his term as the thirteenth president of Malone University. Dr. King came to Malone from Eastern University (Penn.), where he had served since 1991, most recently as provost. Prior to that position, he had also served as executive dean and as chief development officer for the Campolo College of Graduate & Professional Studies, as vice president for administration, and as director of human resources.

He has also served as commissioner on the commission for chief academic officers, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), board of directors of College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and numerous academic committees. He has been awarded Honorary Life Membership, Distinguished Service Award, Diedrich K. Willers Award, and Excellence in Human Resources Practice Award by CUPA-HR.

According to Board Chair Steven Steer, "Dr. King's depth and breadth of experience seem to have converged with Malone's vision for the future in a divine appointment." King says it was Malone's foundational principals that speak to the integration of faith, learning, and experiential activism that ultimately drew him to the University. Those words resonated within him, and it has not taken him long to embrace the University's mission as his own. Dr. King has earned a B.S. in social work from Eastern Mennonite University; M.S. degrees in human services administration and human resources development from Villanova University; an education management certificate from Institute for Education Management, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and the Ed.D. in higher education administration from Temple University.

He is married to Winnie Lowrie King, and they have two grown children - daughter Lindsey King Wilby and her husband, Brian Wilby, of Massachusetts; and son Justin, his wife Catherine, and their one year old son James of Pennsylvania.

It is Dr. King's desire that this inaugural celebration focus on Malone University and its mission of preparing students for service to the church, community, and world.


Welcome, Steven D. Steer '81, Chair, Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee

Invocation, John P. Williams, Jr. '67, Ph.D., Trustee and General Superintendent of the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region

Official Greetings to the President

Scripture, James 2: 14-26, James Talbert, Senior, Youth Educational Ministries

Hymn (Musical Reflection), Take My Life and Let It Be, Frances R. Havergal, 1874

Michael Curtis, Ph.D. and Adam Cord, Adjunct Professors of Guitar

Blessings and Greetings to the President:

Malone Student Kaitlin Fox, Senior, Bible and Theology

Faculty Member John Estes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing

Staff Member Rebecca Fort, Acting Director/Public Services Manager, Everett L. Cattell Library

University Collegium Joy Brathwaite, Vice President for Business and Finance Affairs

Malone Alumnus Paul Miller, '66 J.D., Former Trustee

Eastern University Community Jonathan Yonan, D.Phil., Associate Professor of History and Dean of the Templeton Honors College

Introduction of the President, Justin King

Lindsey King Wilby

Charge to the President, David P. Murray, '82, J.D., Trustee

Presidential Investiture, Steven D. Steer

Ronald G. Johnson, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Malone University University, Presiding Clerk, EFC-ER

Inaugural Address, "A Community on the Rise," David A. King, Ed.D., President

Prayer, Cecile E. Fransman, Ed.D., Trustee

Choral Benediction, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Moses Hogan

Malone University Chorale Director, David Donelson, Ed.D., Professor of Music

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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