David A. King

David King, Ed.D. serves as the 13th President of Malone University. He came to Malone in 2012 from Eastern University (Pa.) where he most recently served as the institution’s provost and worked since 1991.

Under his leadership, Malone has developed and launched new academic programs such as cybersecurity and criminal & restorative justice, secured two $1 million gifts as part of a $25 million capital campaign which has exceeded $15 million in attainment as of 2019, established a new framework for offering online programs which has increased enrollment in graduate and degree completion programs, and secured more than 100 partnerships with Northeast Ohio organizations, businesses, and non-profits.

Dr. King on the Malone of the Future: Even as our reflective lens has been tainted by the persistent COVID-19 impact and response distorting the timeline of our recent past, we have achieved all three components of the October 2018 challenge to embrace our Malone of the Future consisting of the Board of the Future, Athletics of the Future, and Faculty of the Future.

Dr. King on the Malone Board of Trustees: In the past three years the Board has evaluated and restructured the work of our standing committees to more fully align with the structure and strategic objectives of the University; embraced best practices; engaged in meaningful dialogue on the question of identity; and convened a presidential search process. This level of partnership and engagement are critical and will only increase in importance in the coming generation of stewardship.

Dr. King on Strategic Planning: Our next generation of strategic planning is underway and reflects the characteristics necessary as we respond to today’s numerous challenges and opportunities; accelerated and perpetual planning / assessment cycle, innovation, and pace and magnitude of ‘adaptive’ change.

Dr. King has been an advocate for higher education and served in leadership roles on initiatives with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, the Christian College Consortium, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities, and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. He has also served as Chair of the President’s Council of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

At Eastern, Dr. King served in positions of increasing responsibility including 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.

Dr. King completed his undergraduate degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, master’s degrees in human services administration and human resources development from Villanova University, and the Ed.D. in higher education administration from Temple University. Additionally, he completed an education management certificate from the Institute for Education Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

David is married to Winnie Lowrie King. Together, they enjoy hosting many yearly events as well as making new contacts and developing those friendships. Winnie is the owner of Environments H.C., an interior decorating business started in 1999. She has especially enjoyed her pro-bono work for the university, designing spaces for students and the Malone community.

The Kings have two grown children – son Justin and daughter Lindsey King Wilby. Their five grandchildren are their heart and keep them filled with joy!