For nearly 150 years, Milligan has been dedicated to educating men and women to lead and to serve. Our commitment to Christ-centered education has led Milligan to become a growing, well-respected liberal arts college. Because of our emphasis on scholarship, community, and faith, students come from all over the world to experience our distinctively different approach to higher education.

Milligan offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees, and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  The college consistently is named one of the Top 10 Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Check out some of our other accolades »

Our 195-acre picturesque campus is located in northeastern Tennessee, minutes from Elizabethton and Johnson City in the dynamic Tri-Cities region. Read more about our region »

Fast Facts


You get the best of both worlds at Milligan. Our picturesque campus is located in beautiful northeastern Tennessee, within minutes of restaurants, shopping, theatre, and cultural activities, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures like hiking, skiing, and more.


National Recognition

Milligan is consistently named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation’s Top 25 Baccalaureate Colleges by Washington Monthly. The college also is recognized as a College of Distinction. Check out some of our other accolades »


Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College.


Our faculty are respected and caring Christian scholars. 80 percent hold doctorates. A low student-faculty ratio offers personal attention.


Student Body

Our 1,200 students come from 35 states and 15 nations, so you’ll find students with similar interests as yourself, as well as those of different cultures and viewpoints. 70 percent live on campus in one of 11 residence halls or student apartments, creating a true collegiate environment.

Clubs & Organizations

With more than 40 social, service, honorary, and professional organizations on campus, there is something for everyone. Learn more »


Service & Missions

Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission work throughout the world.

Christian College

Milligan is affiliated with the non-denominational Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a group of 100 colleges and universities whose commitment to a Christ-centered life goes beyond a mere occasional reference.

Athletic Powerhouse

Milligan has 24 intercollegiate sports and in the past 10 years, has won 50 conference titles and made 60 NAIA tournament appearances. Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball. Women’s: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball. Read more about Milligan athletics »

Costs & Financial Aid

Milligan is named one of the best buys among regional colleges in the south by U.S. News & World Report. Our cost is below the national average, and approximately 95 percent of Milligan students receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, and need-based grants. Read more about Milligan’s value »

Nationally Recognized

Milligan has been named one of the Top Ten Colleges in the South numerous times by U.S. News & World Report and is consistently named to Washington Monthly‘s list of top 25 baccalaureate colleges. The college continues to be recognized for outstanding academics and its commitment to servant-leadership.

Ranking Category Ranking Organization
2Best College for VeteransU.S. News and World Report (2014)
Top 1/3Top College for Graduate Earning Power and EmployabilityEducate to Career College Rankings Index (2014)
4Best Value Schools in the SouthU.S. News and World Report (2014)
9Best Regional Colleges in the SouthU.S. News and World Report (2014)
1150 Best Value Christian Colleges and UniversitiesChristian Universities Online (2014)
13Christian colleges and universities in the U.S. with the lowest student debt burdenChristian Universities Online (2014)
20Top 20 Baccalaureate CollegesWashington Monthly (2014)
23Top 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges & UniversitiesChristian Universities Online (2014)
5Best Bang for the Buck – Baccalaureate CollegesWashington Monthly (2013)
24Top 25 Baccalaureate CollegesWashington Monthly (2013)
92Best Bang for the Buck – All Colleges and Universities (1,572)Washington Monthly (2013)
10Christian College Rankings – SouthFaith on View (2014)
11Best Values in Christian Colleges 2014Faith on View (2014)
14Christian College Rankings – Small CollegesFaith on View (2014)
36Christian College Rankings – OverallFaith on View (2014)
3Best Value Schools in the SouthU.S. News and World Report (2012)
6Best Regional Colleges in the SouthU.S. News and World Report (2012)
Recognition Organization
President’s National Honor Roll for Community Service with DistinctionCorporation for National and Community Service (2013)
Top 15% Military Friendly SchoolVictory Media (2013)
College of (2013-14)

Mission & Vision

As a Christian liberal arts college, Milligan College seeks to honor God by educating men and women to be servant‑leaders.


In endeavoring to achieve its Mission, Milligan College sets forth the following goals:

  • Students will express the importance of their faith and the impact of Christian Scriptures in activities such as the following: written and oral discussions, participation in communities of faith, involvement in Bible studies, and faith-inspired service.
  • Students will demonstrate social responsibility in numerous ways, such as serving in churches, on the mission field (domestic and foreign), and with social agencies; mentoring, nurturing, and protecting others; and displaying increased understanding of and experience with other cultures.
  • Students will demonstrate sound scholarship through their ability to read and think analytically and critically, to communicate clearly and effectively, to evidence knowledge and competencies in the liberal arts and the natural and social sciences, and to understand a significant body of material in their major fields of study.
  • Students will gain an enriched quality of life through awareness of health issues, appreciation for both the arts and sciences, stewardship of resources, and preparation for graduate studies and a rewarding career or profession.
  • Students will participate in the activities of a healthy lifestyle such as intramurals, intercollegiate sports, musical and theatrical groups, student clubs, student government, and other campus-sponsored extracurricular endeavors, in preparation for life-long participation in similar activities.
  • Students, faculty, staff, and administration will create a responsible and caring community by giving attention to the needs and concerns of one another.



Milligan College offers programs of study leading to undergraduate or graduate degrees. These programs have as their objectives the following:

A Positive, Personal Christian Faith That Jesus is Lord and Savior 
The expression “Jesus is Lord and Savior” is to be understood in its historical, biblical significance. Jesus, the Man of Nazareth, is God’s Son, therefore, both Savior and Lord of Life. The attainment of positive, personal Christian faith means the commitment of one’s life to this Jesus.

A Commitment to Follow the Teachings of the Christian Scripture in One’s Personal and Social Ethics
This commitment involves a recognition of the norms of human conduct that derive their sanction from the Christian faith.

The Capacity to Recognize and Assume Responsibility in Society
The main functions of education are to arouse within the individual an awareness of indebtedness to one’s fellow human beings, to foster in each a desire to assume personal responsibility, and to prepare the individual to fulfill his or her obligation to society.

The Knowledge, Meaning, and Application of Sound Scholarship
The student is led to develop a respect and enthusiasm for sound scholarship and to seek it with diligence and perseverance.

Preparation for Securing an Enriched Quality of Life for Self and Family
Courses of study and campus life are designed to develop the quality of aesthetic appreciation, to provide a background in the liberal arts, and to lead to the selection of a field of interest which will provide opportunities for a fulfilling life.

Participation in the Activities of a Healthy Lifestyle
This may be accomplished through intramural and intercollegiate sports, residence hall living, campus fellowship, and other student activities.

History & Heritage

Milligan’s origins go back to an academy founded in 1866 in what is now Hopwood Memorial Christian Church on the banks of Buffalo Creek in Carter County, Tennessee.

Josephus and Sarah Eleanor La Rue Hopwood, 1886

Josephus and Sarah Eleanor LaRue Hopwood, 1886

While it began as a private secondary school known as the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, the institution was soon elevated to the collegiate level with the arrival of Dr. Josephus Hopwood and his wife Sarah LaRue Hopwood. Hopwood came to the school with the understanding that it would become a liberal arts college to train leaders for the churches and the communities of Appalachia.

1896 Classroom Building

1896 – Old administration building, now the site of Derthick Hall.

In 1881, he laid the cornerstone for an expanded building. At the same time he announced both the elevation of the Institute to collegiate rank and the new name, Milligan College. This name was chosen to honor Dr. Robert Milligan, one of Hopwood’s former professors of Biblical Studies at Kentucky University (Transylvania/Lexington Theological Seminary).

Milligan College has the rare distinction of being named not for its founder or location, but for a teacher. Hopwood chose the name to honor one of his own former professors, Robert Milligan, who modeled the virtues of Christian discipleship and intellectual formation. Professor Milligan taught his students that learning should be used to develop the potential of Christian men and women to serve Christ and the world.

Hopwood, the dominating personality in the early history of the college, and his wife Sarah LaRue, are coined with its enduring motto, “Christian Education — the Hope of the World.” He continued in the presidency until 1903 when he left Milligan to found a college in Lynchburg, Virginia.

From 1903 to 1915, Milligan had five presidents, one of which was Henry Rufus Garrett, the first alumnus to serve as president. In 1915 Dr. Hopwood, who had completed the founding of colleges in Virginia and Georgia since leaving Milligan in 1903, returned for a two-year interim presidency.

In 1917 Henry J. Derthick became the eighth president of Milligan. During this period Milligan College served many young people from the Southern Highlands. The campus was expanded to some sixty acres, and the facilities of the College were increased. The Administration Building, now called Derthick Hall, was rebuilt after a fire. Dr. Derthick succeeded in bringing the College through the period of World War I and the Great Depression, preserving the academic integrity and quality of the College. The College’s main classroom building is named in his memory.Dean Charles E. Burns succeeded to the presidency in 1940, just prior to the American entrance into the Second World War. In the crisis of that period, Milligan offered its entire facilities to the United States Government. From July 1943 to June 1945 a Navy V-12 program was conducted. Milligan was the only college in the United States given over completely to a Navy program.The civilian work of the College was resumed under the presidency of Virgil Elliott in 1945. Two major problems confronted the College at this time. The breaking of ties with alumni and friends during the Second World War proved to be a serious handicap. No less difficult was the task of assisting a large number of ex-GIs to effect a transition from military to civilian life.Dr. Dean E. Walker came to the presidency in January 1950 from a 25 year professorship at the Butler University School of Religion. Recognizing the need of the small college to play an increasingly large part in the educational program of the country, the College adopted a long-range development program. Students were enlisted from a larger area, encompassing most of the States and several foreign countries.

Milligan College entrance, 1957

Milligan College entrance, 1957

During Dr. Walker’s administration the campus was expanded to more than 135 acres of land. New buildings included the Student Union Building, Sutton Hall, Webb Hall, the P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library, the Seeger Memorial Chapel, and Hart Hall. On November 1, 1960, Milligan received the Quality Improvement Award administered by the Association of American Colleges for the United States Steel Foundation. On December 1, 1960, Milligan College was admitted into membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In June 1968, Dr. Jess W. Johnson, having served in the capacity of Executive Vice-President for two years, was elevated to the presidency of the College on the retirement of President Dean E. Walker. The campus continued to develop under Dr. Johnson’s leadership. The College constructed the following buildings: The Faculty Office Building (1969), the Science Building (1972), Married Student Apartments (1974), the Steve Lacy Fieldhouse (1976), and Little Hartland (1977).


On January 1, 1982, Marshall J. Leggett, a Milligan alumnus, became the thirteenth president of the College. During his tenure, the College offered its first master’s degree, the Master of Education. The College constructed the McMahan Student Center (1987) and renovated the old student union building as Paxson Communication Center. The College renovated the upper level of Hardin Hall to house the Arnold Nursing Science Center. Quillen, Kegley, and Williams Halls were built. During Dr. Leggett’s tenure, enrollment increased 31 percent. Dr. Leggett retired on June 30, 1997, and became Chancellor.Donald R. Jeanes, a Milligan alumnus, became the fourteenth president on July 1, 1997. Under his leadership, the College has continued its momentum. The master’s program in occupational therapy enrolled its first class in August 1998. To accommodate this program addition, the lower level of Hardin Hall was renovated as the McGlothlin-Street Occupational Therapy Center (1998). The Occupational Therapy Program received professional accreditation in 2000. The College renovated Derthick Hall and the Baker Faculty Office Building. The historic Alf Taylor house was renovated in 2003 and renamed the Taylor/Phillips House; it is used as a campus guest house and reception center. The Nursing Program received professional accreditation in 2003; in February 2004, the College began its third master’s degree program, the Master of Business Administration.

The W. T. Mathes Tennis Complex was dedicated in 2005, and a new maintenance building was constructed. The Elizabeth Leitner Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, a 298-seat theatre along with dark rooms for photography, opened to students in 2008. In Fall 2007, the college reached an all-time record enrollment of over 1,000 students. In spring 2010, the Gilliam Wellness Center opened, and the college acquired additional acreage adjacent to the campus, increasing its size to approximately 195 acres.

Dr. Bill Greer

Dr. Bill Greer

Dr. Bill Greer was named the college’s 15th president in 2011. Under his leadership the Milligan Village, comprised of five suite style residence halls, opened in fall 2013 and the college continues to enjoy record enrollment numbers.

Woven in the college’s historical tapestry are a richly storied past and people of deep conviction and sacrifice. Decades of triumph over adversity underscore the power of faith and the hand of God. Today, Milligan is a flourishing liberal arts college with a distinctively different approach to higher education. Few institutions share Milligan’s conviction to mold both mind and spirit to develop Christian leaders to change lives and shape culture.


Welcome to Milligan

For nearly 150 years, Milligan has been dedicated to educating men and women to lead and to serve. Our commitment to Christ-centered education has led Milligan to become a growing, well-respected liberal arts college. Because of our emphasis on scholarship, community, and faith, students come from all over the world to experience our distinctively different approach to higher education.

Now offering more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees, and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs, Milligan is committed to molding both mind and spirit while preparing our students to lead successful, fulfilling, and impactful lives. Our graduates are making a difference in their places of work, their communities, their churches, and their world.

In recent years, Milligan has flourished, thanks to our dedicated faculty and staff and because of our loyal and supportive alumni and friends. As Milligan’s new president, I look forward to the years ahead as we continue to be a place where excellence is the standard.

I hope you enjoy exploring our website. Contact us directly to learn more. We’d love to hear from you.

William B. Greer, Ph.D. (’85)

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Board of Trustees

Name Title City
Charles Allcott, III (’77) Chairman, CEO, Anderen Bank Palm Harbor, FL
Thomas Burleson President, Burleson Construction Co., Inc. Johnson City, TN
David Clark (’76) Senior Minister, Boones Creek Christian Church Kingsport, TN
William R. Clem (’69) Owner, Clem Refrigerated Foods Lexington, KY
Ronald G. Dove, Jr. (’87) Attorney Derwood, MD
Tammy W. Eldridge Grace Commercial Properties Johnson City, TN
James Frasure, M.D. (’62) Retired Physician Bloomington, IN
Brenda Green (’82) Businesswoman Elizabethton, TN
James E. Green (’82) Businessman Bristol, VA
Patricia Green (’91) Businesswoman Elizabethton, TN
William B. Greene, Jr. (’95) Chairman, Carter County Bank and Bank of Tennessee Elizabethton, TN
David Hamilton (’86) Vice President, Elkins Constructors, Inc. Jacksonville, FL
David O. Hamlin (’83) Senior Minister, Shelbyville Christian Church Shelbyville, KY
Marshall W. Hayden (’63) Retired Minister Worthington, OH
Danny Johnson Senior Minister, Thankful Baptist Church Johnson City, TN
Greg Johnson (’76) Senior Minister, Generations Christian Church Trinity, FL
Scott Kent (’91) Vice President & CFO, Brunswick Boat Group Lake Forest, IL
LeRoy Lawson International Consultant, CMF International Johnson City, TN
Dennis J. Mayes (’75) Agency Manager, Farm Bureau Insurance Alcoa, TN
Daniel M. McMahan, Sr. VP/Regional Agency Mgr., BB&T Insurance Services Louisville, KY
John B. Meding,M.D. (’80) Orthopedic Surgeon Mooresville, IN
Cameron Perry Retired Bank Executive Johnson City, TN
Gary Porter (’68) Executive Director, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio Wooster, OH
James R. Rice, M.D. Retired Psychiatrist Irmo, SC
JoAnn Richardson VP, Home Mediservice, Inc. Havre de Grace, MD
Marvin Swiney (’57) Advisor to the President, Mountain Mission School Grundy, VA
Mark H. Webb, D.D.S. (’72) Dentist Bristol, TN

Board of Advisors

Name Church, City
Jacquelyn Acker (’55) Akron, OH, at-large
Lanny Baker (’70) Bardstown, KY, at-large
Thomas Banks (’84) Elizabethton, TN, at-large
Carol Barker (’64) Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD
Julie Black (’78) Clayton Christian Church, Clayton, IN
Philip Blowers (’73) East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
John Boice East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Barbara Boswell (’78) First Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Darla Bowes (’72) First Church of Christ, Lockhaven, PA
Laura Buffington South Brook Christian Church, Miamisburg, OH
Shannon Castillo (’96) Johnson City, TN, Alumni Leadership Rep.
David Chapman (’95) East Tenth Street Church of Christ, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Darcy Clawson (’11) East Tenth Street Church of Christ, Johnson City, TN
Steven Clem (’03) Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington, KY
Alvin Covell (’58) Frankton, IN, at-large
Robert Cox, III (’91) Worthington Christian Church, Columbus, OH
E. Richard Crabtree Academy Christian Church, Colorado Springs, CO
Mark Cummings (’96) Crossroads Christian Church, Gray, TN
Daniel Dabney Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Laura Doolittle (’89) Lexington, KY, at-large
Dennis Dove (’91) Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville, KY
Sean Fitzpatrick (’92) Worthington Christian Church, Worthington, OH
Doug Fox Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Mike Frasure Traders Point Christian Church, Lebanon IN
Scott French (’82) Frederick, MD, at-large
Sheila Giblin (’85) Plainfield Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rick Gray (’83) First Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Sarah Green (’12) Bristol, VA, Class of 2012 Representative
Mignon Holben First Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Clinton Holloway (’95) Nashville, TN, at-large
Bradley Hopton (’92) Madison, NJ, at-large
Anne Hughes (’57) Dickinson, TX, at-large
Ladd Iseminger Dayton, OH
Robert Kastens (’86) Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD
Brian Leslie (’95) Plainfield Christian Church, Plainfield, IN
Karl Marshall (’64) Paris, IL, at-large
Sarah Beth McCord (’89) Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Rockville, MD
Andy McNeely (’06) Gray, TN, at –large
B.J. Moore First Christian Church, Erwin, TN
Ed Notestine (’79) East Point, GA, at-large
Mary Patterson Ben Davis Christian Church, Brownsburg, IN
Richard Raines (’86) Fairmont Christian Church, Mechanicsville, VA
Greg Reece First Christian Church, Mountain City, TN
Kenneth Richardson (’58) Clayton, IN, at-large
Trivia Riddle Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
John Russell Lakeside Christian Church, Lakeside Park, NY
Shan Rutherford Greenwood Christian Church, Greenwood, IN
John Samples (’66) East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rosemarie Shields Hopwood Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Willard Sims Colonial Heights Christian Church, Kingsport, TN
Shannon Slaughter (’12) Boones Creek Christian Church, Gray, TN
Class of 2012 Representative
Ronald Spotts (’57) Blanchard Church of Christ, Beech Creek, PA
Patrick Stuart (’87) McDonough Christian Church, McDonough, GA
Nate Tincher (’06) Jacksonville, FL, at-large
David Tysinger (’76) First Church of Christ, Painesville, OH
Scott Wakefield First Christian Church, Greeneville, TN
R. Mark Webb (’78) First Christian Church, Ft. Myers, FL
Glynn Wells (’67) Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD
Jerry Williams Ben Davis Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Robert Williams (’80) Linden, PA, at-large
Bill Worrell Knightstown, IN, at-large
Anna Marie Wright (’69) Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville, KY

Church Leadership Council

Name Ministry, City
Rick Raines (’86) Fairmont Christian Church, Mechanicsville, VA
Kay Moll Christ’s Church at Mason, Mason, OH
Kenneth Meade Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Rockville, MD
Greg Allen (’83) Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Greg Marksberry First Church of Christ, Burlington, KY
Mark Taylor Standard Publishing, Cincinnati, OH
Phil Roberts (’93) Colonial Heights Christian Church, Kingsport
Rob Kastens (’86) Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD
Aaron Wymer Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Rick Grover East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis
Alan Ahlgrim (’69) Rocky Mountain Christian Church, Longmont, CO
Brian Jobe (’95) Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles, MO
Cam Huxford (’04) Savannah Christian Church, Savannah, GA
Eugene Deporter (’72) Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Jeff Walling Providence Road Church of Christ, Charlotte, NC
Jim Stanley Traders Point Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
John Russell Lakeside Christian Church, Ft. Mitchell, KY
John Hampton Journey Christian Church, Apopka, FL
John Samples (’66) East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Larry Wingler Provision Ministry Group, Irvine, CA
Marshall Hayden (’63) Worthington Christian Church,Worthington, OH
Naomi Kouns Christian Missionary Fellowship,Indianapolis, IN
Pat Stuart (’87) McDonough Christian Church, Locust Grove, GA
Paul Williams The Orchard Group, New York, NY
Rick Rusaw LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, CO
Ryan Hayden (’92) University Christian Church, Manhattan, KS
Tim Gephart (’84) Plainfield Christian Church, Plainfield, IN
Victor Knowles Peace on Earth Ministries, Joplin, MO
Ziden Nutt Good News Productions International, Joplin, MO

President's Executive Council

Name Title City
Charles Allen, Jr. Businessman Johnson City, TN
Frank Anderson, Sr., D.D.S. Retired Dentist Johnson City, TN
Frank Anderson, Jr. Attorney Jonesborough, TN
Edwin Alexander Director of Schools Elizabethon, TN
Tom Anderson President, Carter County Tomorrow Elizabethton, TN
Richard Bales Director of Schools Johnson City, TN
Tim Burchfield Owner, Chick-Fil-A Johnson City, TN
Larry Calhoun Dean, School of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
Aaron Cox VP Marketing, TPI Corporation Johnson City, TN
Lee Davis Attorney Johnson City, TN
Jack Dempsey General Manager, WJHL Johnson City, TN
Ronald Dykes Washington County Director of Schools Johnson City, TN
Dan Eldridge Mayor, Washington County Johnson City, TN
Tammy Eldridge Businesswoman, Grace Commerical Properties Johnson City, TN
Al Fatherree Consultant Johnson City, TN
Lori Fatherree Consultant Johnson City, TN
Douglas S. Fox Therapist, Mountain States Health Alliance Johnson City, TN
Charles K. Green (’94) President and CEO, North American Corporation Elizabethton, TN
Pat Green (’91) Entrepreneur Elizabethton, TN
William B. Greene (’95) Chairman, Carter County Bank Elizabethton, TN
Brian Greenwell Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mullican Flooring Johnson City, TN
Louis Gump President, Impact Management Johnson City, TN
Becky Hilbert Community Relations Director for the City of Johnson City Johnson City, TN
Duke Ingram Owner, Duke Ingram Associates Gray, TN
John Jeter Businessman, Johnston Memorial Hospital Abingdon, VA
Gary Mabrey Executive Vice President, Johnson City/Washington County Chamber of Commerce Johnson City, TN
Paul Montgomery Director, Corporate Relations, Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN
Bob Parker President, Johnson City Bedding Company Johnson City, TN
Randy Ross Manager, American General Corporation Johnson City, TN
Tammy Ross President, Hampton Transfer Prints Johnson City, TN
Lottie Ryans VP/General Manager for Western NC/East TN, Century Link Johnson City, TN
William L. Schaff President, Mapes Piano String Company Elizabethton, TN
John Speropulos Businessman, Mitch Cox Development Johnson City, TN
David Temple President and CFO, Saratoga Technologies Johnson City, TN
Richard Tetrick President, Tetrick Funeral Services Elizabethton, TN
Dennis Vonderfecht President and Chief Executive Officer, Mountain States Health Alliance Johnson City, TN
Kevin Ward Carter County Director of Schools
Robert White Chief Public Relations Officer, Johnson City Power Board Johnson City, TN
H. Jack Williams Johnson City, TN
Justin Wilcox Publisher, Johnson City Press Johnson City, TN
Ambers Wilson Owner, Masengill’s Specialty Shop Johnson City, TN
Guy Wilson Chairman, Wilson Pharmacy & Nursing Services Johnson City, TN
Dixie Wooten President, Standard Printing & Creative Services/Design Forum Johnson City, TN
Philip Young Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Mountain States Health Alliance Johnson City, TN

Alumni Leadership Council

  • Jackie Harrison Acker (’55)
  • Pat Bonner, (’57)
  • Shannon Tolson Castillo (’96)
  • Edwina Young Greer (’84)
  • Sally Bonner Greer (’54)
  • Sam Greer (’54)
  • Mignon Mayfield Holben (’62)
  • Adele Adinolfi Holloway (’96)
  • Clint Holloway (’95)
  • Anne Robinson Hughes (’57)
  • Jerry Hughes (’56)
  • Ladd Iseminger
  • Beth Houser White (’98)
  • Brian White (’98)

Meet the Cabinet

Dr. Bill Greer

Bill Greer

President; J. Henry Kegley Chair of Business and Economics; Professor of Business and Economics

Phone: 423.461.8710
Office: Little Hartland


Dr. Garland Young

Garland Young

Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean; Professor of the Practice of Religion and Greek

Phone: 423.461.8720
Office: Derthick Hall, 107


Mark Fox

Mark Fox

Vice President for Student Development and Athletics

Phone: 423.461.8760
Office: McMahan Student Center