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Malone University President David A. King elected to Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors

April 22, 2013 | Release # 6602

David KingMalone University President David A. King was recently elected to the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors for a three-year term.

"Since arriving in Canton in January '12, Winnie and I have appreciated the hospitality and dynamic nature of the region," he remarked. "It is indeed a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve an organization that plays such a vital role in the vibrant future of the Canton / Stark County community during these challenging yet exciting times."

David King currently serves as president of Malone University, an appointment he assumed in January 2012. Previously, he served for more than 20 years at Eastern University (Penn.), most recently as provost.

With more than 30 years in human resources and higher education administration, prior appointments at Eastern included executive dean of the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies, chief development officer of the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies, vice president for administration and director of human resources. He also taught Interpersonal and Group Communication in Eastern's undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and Human Resources Management and Supervision in Eastern's adult program.

Dr. King earned his bachelor's degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University and a dual master's degree in human services administration and human resource development from Villanova University. He holds a doctoral degree from Temple University in education leadership and policy studies with a concentration in higher education administration.

David has served the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) as a director at the local, regional and national levels having served as chair of the Eastern Region Board. In 2000, he was a co-recipient of the CUPA-HR Excellence in Human Resources Practice Award. In 2001 he was named the recipient of the Diedrich K. Willers Award from the CUPA-HR Eastern Region in recognition of contributions over a period of years to the cumulative knowledge and stature of human resources within higher education and in 2004 he was awarded the National CUPA-HR Distinguished Service Award and granted Honorary Life Membership.

David has served as a director on the Esperanza College Council, Eastern University's Hispanic-serving branch campus; World Impact / Frederick Douglass Christian School local advisory board; and on the board of trustees of Delaware County Christian School.

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of nearly 1,600 institutions and individuals dedicated to the advancement of the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of Stark County. The mission of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is to serve members through partnerships, programs, services and events to advance the economic growth of Canton and the Stark County region.

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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