Gregory L King Appointed the Fourteenth President of the University of Mount Union in Ohio

The board of trustees of the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, has announced that Gregory L. King has been named president of the University. Dr. King will become the fourteenth individual to lead the institution in its 177-year history and the third Mount Union alumnus to fulfill the role. He will take office on March 1.

“I resonate deeply with the university’s commitment to an education that is grounded in the liberal arts and emboldened by career-specific preparation as I know personally how life-changing a Mount Union education can be,” King said. “My own transformational experience as a student here jumpstarted my lifelong passion for higher education and the private university experience. Seeing thousands of students benefit from the same close-knit, high-quality learning environment I did as a student has been sincerely gratifying.”

The University of Mount Union enrolls just under 1,900 undergraduate students and about 240 graduate students according to the U.S. Department of Education’s latest data. African Americans make up 6 percent of the student body.

Since 2008, King has served the institution as the vice president for advancement. During his tenure as the institution’s chief fundraising officer, Mount Union has successfully completed and exceeded three fundraising campaigns – a five-year, $50 million comprehensive campaign in 2021 with $50.2 million raised; a two-year, $25 million capital campaign for the health and medical sciences and the fine and performing arts in 2014 with $31 million raised; and a seven-year, $80 million comprehensive campaign in 2010 with $83 million raised. Since 2021, King has also served as interim vice president for enrollment services.

A native of Bedford, Ohio, King graduated from Mount Union in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and sport management. He later earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Kent State University in Ohio.

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