Greer appointed to TICUA board

Dr. Bill Greer

Dr. Bill GreerMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Feb. 27, 2014) — The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) appointed Milligan College President Dr. Bill Greer to its board of directors.

Greer was installed as a member-at-large at TICUA’s annual meeting held this month in Nashville.

“We’re pleased to have someone of Dr. Greer’s caliber join our board,” said TICUA President Dr. Claude Pressnell Jr. “I look forward to working with him. His many years of experience and unique perspective will be an asset to our association and the entire independent college sector as we partner with the state to work toward the goal of 55 percent of Tennesseans with a post-secondary credential.”

TICUA engages Tennessee’s private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. The association’s membership includes 31 four-year colleges and universities and three professional colleges.

“It is an honor to work alongside the board and member institutions that are united in a commitment to advancing private higher education,” Greer said.

Greer has served as Milligan’s 15th president since 2011. During his presidency, he has overseen the addition of new programs and campus improvements, including a housing village consisting of five new residence halls that opened in fall 2013. Under Greer’s leadership, Milligan has enjoyed record enrollment and has added five undergraduate majors, as well as the Master of Science in Counseling program.

Previously, Greer served as Milligan’s vice president for institutional advancement and for 12 years as a member of the college’s faculty. He is a 1985 Milligan graduate and earned an MBA from East Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

In addition to his role on TICUA’s board, Greer serves on numerous corporate, academic and community boards including Mountain States Health Alliance, the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce and the Johnson City Symphony Board of Directors.

TICUA’s board is comprised of five officers and 12 members-at-large. The members-at-large serve for a three-year period and represent private colleges and corporate or civic entities from East, West and Middle Tennessee. A full listing of board members is available on the TICUA website,

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Posted by on February 27, 2014.