Posted by education4and2parents on 21st June 2010
The Journey Begins, Internet Radio for the engaged parent and dedicated educator will air an exclusive interview with Dr. Ernest McNealy, President of Stillman College. Dr. McNealy sat down with Ms. Michel S. Davis-Robinson on the set of the iCollege Tour Series to discuss the role of small colleges and how they are remaining vital in the competitive world of postsecondary education.
Dr. Ernest McNealey, Stillman College’s fifth president, is an educational leader, artist, and advocate for the common good. Dr. McNealey’s academic appointments have been marked by increasing levels of responsibility. He began as an instructor of art at a four-year college and, prior to assuming the Stillman presidency, had advanced to a Deanship at a Carnegie I research institution.
Dr. McNealey has been at the forefront of educational initiatives, serving in key leadership roles. Among his professional activities has been the following: Member, APCURM Board of Directors (Presently); Member, NCAA D-II Presidents Council (Presently); Member, Board for the HBCU Capital Financing Program (2006 - 2009); Member, Southern Education Foundation HBCU Advisory Board (Presently); President, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (2003-2004); Treasurer, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (2004- 2005); Member, Educational Testing Service – HBCUs Advisory Board (2002 – Present); Chairman (Presently), Member of the Board, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (2002-2008); Member, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Program Advisory Committee (Presently); Member, Paul R. Jones Collection Advisory Board (Presently); Member of the Board, United Negro College Fund (2002-2004); Commissioner, Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (2001-2006); Executive Council, SACS/COC (2005 - 2006); Director, National Bank of Commerce, Tuscaloosa, Al. (1997-2005); Member, Board of Directors, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (1998-2003); Member, Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, SUNY Management Negotiating Team with the United University Professions Union (1995-97); and Executive Editor, The Journal of Undergraduate Research, The State University of New York at Stony Brook (1994-97). Presently, he is active in the areas of planning, assessment, and accreditation.
Dr. McNealey was also an award-winning artist, having garnered honors in juried exhibitions, including an award from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. He has completed commissions from major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch and R.J. Reynolds, and rendered numerous designs for a variety of civic and social associations.
Dr. McNealey holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, a master’s from Indiana University, a Bachelor’s from Alabama State University, and a certificate on the Academic Presidency from Harvard University. He is a member and elder at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and a founding member of 100 Black Men of West Alabama.
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