Higher Education
9:20 am
Thu October 10, 2013

White Named Permanent President At Millikin

Dr. Patrick White
Dr. Patrick White
Credit Millikin University

Millikin University in Decatur has a new president.  
Trustees at the school hired interim president Patrick White to take the post permanently. He began working in the interim position in July.  
The 64-year-old succeeds Rich Dunsworth, who also held the interim job after Harold Jeffcoat retired in January.  
White had worked as president of Wabash College in Indiana and says he's excited to make the Millikin position permanent.  
The vice chairman of the school's board of trustees says school officials were impressed with White's leadership and how he worked with the faculty, staff and students over the past three months.