Gregory L. King began his duties as 14th president of the University of Mount Union on March 1, 2023.
A native of Bedford, Ohio, King graduated from Mount Union in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and sport management. He joined the staff at Mount Union that same year as the institution’s first intern of the Wayne Manzilla Diversity Internship Program. King then earned a Master of Education degree in higher education administration from Kent State University in 1993 and recently completed the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Institute for Leadership and Governance in Higher Education for Aspiring Presidents.
Since 2008, King has served the institution as the vice president for advancement, managing and overseeing the University’s fundraising activities to advance the mission and strategic goals of the institution. During his tenure as the institution’s chief fundraising officer, Mount Union has successfully completed and exceeded three fundraising campaigns. Since 2021, King has also served as interim vice president for enrollment services with a focus on rebuilding the admission team and stabilizing enrollment.
In addition to his current roles, King has also previously served the institution in various roles in advancement, enrollment services, and student affairs. As a member of the institution’s administrative team, he has also had the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, management, trustee relations, diversity and inclusion, budgeting, financial aid, alumni and community relations, academics, and marketing.
A longtime member of the Alliance community, King has been a member of numerous organizations and boards. He and his wife, Callie, also a Mount Union alumna, reside in Alliance.