Presidential Search

Milligan University announces the search for its 16th president. Building upon the successes of Dr. Bill Greer, the university’s 15th president, the institution is seeking an experienced, innovative, Christian leader who will continue Milligan’s long tradition of academic excellence into the 21st century.

Following the April announcement that Milligan President Bill Greer will retire in summer 2024 and transition to the role of chancellor, the Milligan Board of Trustees formed a Presidential Search Committee to conduct a comprehensive search for the university’s next president. The search committee is charged with identifying and evaluating candidates based upon leadership criteria and requirements as set forth by the board, and, based on those criteria, recommending to the Board of Trustees the candidate who is most qualified to lead Milligan as its next president. The Board of Trustees will make the final selection and presidential appointment. The new president is expected to begin work on or about August 1, 2024.

Search Committee

Representing the Board of Trustees

  • Dick Phillips (’74), Board of Trustees Chair, Presidential Search Committee Chair, retired higher education administrator
  • Eric Deaton (’83), healthcare executive
  • Brenda Green (’82), businesswoman
  • David Hamilton (’86), businessman
  • David Hamlin (’83), minister
  • Lottie Ryans, businesswoman
  • Cal Wilson (’70), retired investment banker

Representing the Board of Advisors

  • Brian Talty (’03), minister

Representing Milligan Faculty and Staff

  • Jeff Bourn (‘86), Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Angela Hilton-Prillhart, Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education and Associate Professor of Education
  • Andy Hull (’01), Area Chair and Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Representing Milligan Students

  • Evan Magness (’24), Student Government Association president, 2023-2024

Presidential Prospectus

Detailed information about the position of Milligan University president, including requirements and criteria for candidates, is available in the Milligan University Presidential Prospectus.

Prospective candidates should submit a letter of interest, to include his or her understanding of the importance of a Christian liberal arts education, along with a curriculum vitae, to the following address: Milligan University, Attn. Presidential Search, P.O. Box 1, Milligan, TN 37682.  Materials may also be emailed to