Gregory King Named Vice President for College Advancement

March 02, 2009

Gregory L. KingGregory L. King has been named vice president for college advancement at Mount Union College, Dr. Richard F. Giese, president, has announced.

King, who has worked in various capacities at Mount Union, has served most recently as interim vice president for college advancement since November of 2008 and prior to that, held fund-raising positions that included associate vice president for college advancement and director of major gifts. He joined Mount Union as an admissions counselor in 1990 and worked as director of minority affairs before becoming director of admissions in 1993, a position he held until 2001.

A native of Bedford, Ohio, he is a 1989 graduate of Mount Union College with a double major in business administration and sport management.  He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Kent State University in 1993. 

King has played an integral role at Mount Union at a time when the College has experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment and he has most recently been a strong contributor to our successful fund-raising team.

According to Giese, King has been an asset to the College in every position he has held.  “Greg has done an excellent job at the College, most recently in the interim vice president’s role,” Giese said.  “I always have been impressed with his abilities, and our impressions were validated when we contracted with a search consultant to compare his credentials with the needs of our College.  The search consultant confirmed what we believed – that the best candidate was Greg King.”

King has been active in higher education professional organizations including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Independent College Advancement Association (ICAA).  He also is on the Board of Trustees of the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Alliance. 

“I am pleased to be able to serve my alma mater in this new capacity and I look forward to the challenge,” King said.  “I am grateful to a number of people who believed in me as a student and helped me grow as a professional.  I am eager to continue to work with an already outstanding advancement staff to promote support for our students, programs and faculty.”

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