From October 17: Malone University announces today that the Board of Trustees has named David A. King, Ed.D., as the 119-year-old institution’s 13th president.

Dr. King comes to Malone from Eastern University (PA), where he has served since 1991, most recently as provost.  Prior to that position, he has 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.

In addition to administrative duties, Dr. King has served as guest lecturer at Eastern University, Temple University (PA) and St. Joseph’s University (PA), as well as providing keynote addresses and conference presentations.

Positions of leadership also include service 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.

Dr. King holds 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 is married to Winnie Lowrie King, his college sweetheart. Winnie is a graduate of the Capernwray Bible College in Friedricshafen, Germany and Eastern Mennonite University where she and David met. After college, Winnie taught and coached at the Delaware County Christian School, then dedicated much of her time to raising their children Justin and Lindsey. Winnie is the owner of Environments H.C., an interior decoration business in the Philadelphia area, founded in 1998.

Their son Justin and his wife Catherine are graduates of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Justin teaches music at the Mastery Charter School at Gratz in Philadelphia. They live with their one year old son James in Narberth, Penn.

Their daughter Lindsey King Wilby and her husband Brian Wilby reside in western Massachusetts. Lindsey is a graduate of Gordon College (MA) where she earned her BA in Sociology. Currently, she is a Recovery Counselor at ServiceNet Inc. in Northampton Mass.

The Board of Trustees makes this announcement after conducting a nation-wide search to fill the position vacated by Gary W. Streit in February of 2010. At that time, Provost Will Friesen, Ph.D., agreed to serve in the interim.

The presidential search process began in the spring with web-based surveys of university constituents and enlisting a team of outside consultants before identifying qualified nominees. The Board also engaged Bob Andringa, board consultant and former president of the CCCU, to assist in developing the pool of nominees and in making initial contacts. Former board member and chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, David Murray, and current Board President Steven Steer provided leadership and coordination for the targeted search. The search committee spent much of the summer making contacts and conducting initial interviews. Afterward, nominees met with selected cabinet members, faculty, staff, and trustees in order to conduct further exploratory conversations. The Board met in special session on October 16, where the decision was made to name Dr. King as Malone’s 13th president. He will begin his appointment in January, 2012.

The Board would like to thank Dr. Will Friesen, and express its extraordinary appreciation for his leadership and contribution to the mission of the University during his time of interim presidency.

According to Steven Steer, chairman of the Malone University Board of Trustees, “It was clear to us that Dr. King’s depth and breadth of experience and Malone’s vision for the future have converged at this point in time. His connection to Malone’s theology and guiding principles are a perfect fit. We are excited to welcome him to the Malone family.”