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 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. They have two grown children – daughter Lindsey King Wilby and son Justin. They have five grandchildren.