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Milligan hires new assistant to the president

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2015) — Drew Depler has been named assistant to the president at Milligan College.

In this role, Depler will represent Milligan and Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan to individuals and churches throughout the western United States on a part-time basis. In addition to his work at Milligan, Depler will maintain his ministry as global outreach pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado.

“We are pleased to have someone with Drew’s depth of experience and strong connection to some of the Restoration Movement’s leading western churches join with us in our mission,” said Jack Simpson, vice president for institutional advancement at Milligan. “He is uniquely well-suited to represent Milligan and Emmanuel within that region of the country.”

Depler is a 1994 graduate of Milligan with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He and his wife, Jennifer, also a 1994 graduate, have been married for over 20 years and have two children, Alicia and David.

“It is a real privilege to serve the Milligan and Emmanuel communities,” said Depler. “I’m very excited to assist our great team in advancing the mission of Milligan College.”


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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