14 July 2006
Dr. Mike Malone Joins JSU
Michael E. "Mike" Malone, a former university president who served as executive
director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) for the past four
years, joined Jacksonville State University's College of Education and
Professional Studies on July 1.
Dr. Malone, executive director of ACHE from July 2002 through July 2006, serves as
Visiting Professor and Administrator in Residence. He is teaching and providing
consultation in the Department of Educational Resources in the area of
Educational Administration and Leadership.
Dr. Cynthia Harper, dean of education, said, "During his career in the education
field, Dr. Malone has served in the secondary classroom and all the way up to
the highest administrative roles in institutions of higher learning in Virginia,
North Carolina and Alabama. Dr. Malone's experience and expertise will greatly
strengthen JSU's already outstanding education program by exposing students to a
leader in the field."
Under his leadership at ACHE, the state's unified budget recommendation was passed
with the support of a unified and united higher education community. His leadership
gained national attention for the state through his appointment to the
American College board of directors. As head of ACHE, Dr. Malone represented higher
education as chair of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Board, a trustee on the
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Board and as a member of the State Articulation
and General Studies Committee.
Dr. Malone earned a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 1976 in the behavioral
studies area (student personnel services in higher education). He also holds two
master's degrees: the M.A.Ed. in guidance/counseling, which he earned in 1972 at
the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the M.A. in humanities from
Old Dominion University in 1991. He earned the B.A. cum laude in history at
the University of Montevallo in 1969. He also attended the Birmingham School
of Law from 1970-71.
His work history includes serving as president of Troy State University at Dothan
and vice chancellor of the Troy State University System, as well as professor of
educational leadership in Dothan from 1996-2002.
From 1989-1996, Dr. Malone served as the associate vice chancellor for academic
affairs, assistant professor of history and assistant professor of education
leadership at Western Carolina University. He was director of admissions and
assistant professor of educational leadership at Old Dominion University from
1981-1989. He served as the assistant dean of admission services, adjunct professor
of behavioral studies, and lecturer in the College of Commerce and Business
Administration at the University of Alabama from 1974-1981.
Dr. Malone was the assistant director of student services at
College from 1972-1974, and he served as a youthful
offender counselor in Birmingham
from 1971-1972. From 1969-1971, Dr. Malone was an English and social studies
teacher/coach at Ragland
Malone has been involved in many prominent professional activities. He served as
the chair of the Academic Assembly of the Southern Regional College Board in
2001. He served as consultant for The College Board's enrollment planning
service from 1986-1990 and consultant for the Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education in 1990. Dr. Malone served as the president of the Southern
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in 1989, president
of the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in
1987, and president of the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers in 1980.
professional and academic endeavors that Dr. Malone has been a part of include
serving as the co-chair of the Alabama Task Force to improve Teacher/School
Leadership Preparation from 2003-04. He served on the Governor's Congress on
School Leadership in 2004 and the Governor's Commission on Teacher Quality in
2005. He was a part of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership Board of
Directors from 1999-2001.
Malone is a member of the Alabama Historical Society and the Birmingham
Malone's interests include cycling and running. He has participated in 18
marathons, 4 triathlons and 2 biathlons, and he has cycled through
Europe. Gardening is his passion. He also likes pets,
music and racquet sports, and he is an avid public TV and radio fan. Dr. Malone
enjoys football officiating. He was an AHSAA Football Officials'
Instructor, a 2000 and 2002 "Super
Six" Referee, and a Scout for the NFL.
Dr. Malone is married to
Janice Tarrant Malone. Dr. and Mrs. Malone have one daughter.
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