David A. King

On January 1, 2012, King officially began his term as the 13th president of Malone University. Dr. King came to Malone from Eastern University where he had served since 1991, most recently, as provost. In his time at Malone, King has led the institution through a strategic planning process; launched new academic programs including criminal & restorative justice, environmental studies and engineering; re-positioned the institution for enrollment growth; and launched a $25 million comprehensive campaign. He has been named to the board of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio and serves as president of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Additionally, King is a member of the Greater Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board and serves on the City of Canton Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. 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 an honorary life membership, distinguished service award, Diedrich K. Willers Award, and excellence in human resources practice award by CUPA-HR. 

King’s depth and breadth of experience seem to have converged with Malone’s vision for the future in a divine appointment. He says it was Malone’s foundational principles that speak to the integration of faith, learning, and experiential activism that ultimately drew him to the University. Those words resonated within him, and he immediately embraced Malone's mission as his own.

King 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.

David and Winnie have two adult children. Justin, a graduate of Syracuse University, lives with his wife Catherine, son James and daughter Norah in Merion Station, Pa., where Justin serves as a music teacher at Simon Gratz High School. Lindsey, a graduate of Gordon College, and her husband Brian and daughters Mayla and Ramona live in central Massachusetts where Lindsey serves as a caseworker for an agency serving the mentally ill. Winnie is self-employed as an interior designer.