Presidential Search: 2011

The Board of Trustees announced the search for the 15th president of Milligan College in October 2010, following the retirement announcement of President Don Jeanes. Jeanes plans to retire July 15, 2011, following 14 years of exemplary service and accomplishments.

A search committee was immediately named and nominations and applications were invited. The search committee was asked to review and identify the candidate who, in the committee’s judgment, is most qualified to lead Milligan College as its next president. The search committee was asked to base its recommendations upon the leadership criteria and requirements already established by the Board of Trustees.

On March 18, 2011, the committee recommended, and the board unanimously approved, the appointment of Dr. Bill Greer as the college's next president. Greer will assume leadership of the college in July 2011.

Search Committee


David Hamilton ('86), vice president of Elkins Constructors in Jacksonville, FL (CHAIR)

Tommy Burleson, president of Burleson Construction Company in Johnson City, TN

Marshall Hayden ('63), retired senior minister of Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, OH

Scott Kent ('91), vice president and CFO of Brunswick Boat Group in Knoxville, TN

John Wiggins ('61), retired president of Havens-Wiggins Insurance in Plainfield, IN

Cal Wilson ('70), senior vice president of investments at UBS Financial in Johnson City, TN


Rick Raines, ('86), senior minister at Fairmount Christian Church in Mechanicsville, VA


Carolyn Carter, professor of computer information systems and business administration

Rich Aubrey ('85), women’s basketball coach and professor of education


Sue Skidmore ('65), associate dean and registrar


Shannon Slaughter, a junior from Gray, TN; president of the Student Government Association.


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