Muskingum University today announced the appointment of higher education veteran Dr. Michael Malone as associate vice president for Student Affairs. In this role, Dr. Malone will leverage 30+ years of experience to strategically manage all aspects of the Student Affairs Division while working directly with the provost, assistant dean of students, student affairs directors, and the title IX coordinator to contribute to the University’s success.
Dr. Malone brings a diverse background of building and sustaining a culture of excellence, while achieving university goals, to Muskingum University. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president of Student Affairs at the University of Hartford for 11 years. In this role, he deftly developed administrative processes and policies to address student retention through customer service, efficiency and inter-office effectiveness, oversaw responses to campus emergencies and student crises, and managed all aspects of career services and student success programs.
Previous to the University of Hartford, Dr. Malone held a number of leadership roles at Dickinson College, where he managed residential and student life programs and initiatives. Dr. Malone also worked in student life management at Bethany College and Eastern Connecticut State University.
“Dr. Malone’s higher education leadership experience is a perfect complement to Muskingum University’s rich tradition of guiding and empowering students to succeed through high-impact learning experiences in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Nancy Evangelista, provost of Muskingum University. “At Muskingum, we are dedicated to developing the whole student intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically, and under Dr. Malone’s leadership, we will strengthen our efforts and our successes, in accomplishing this mission.”
Dr. Malone was graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a doctorate in educational leadership; from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a master’s degree in speech communication; and magna cum laude from Davis and Elkins College with a bachelor’s degree in communications.