Souers elected Chairman of Board

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2004-10-28
HUNTINGTON, IN — The Huntington College Board of Trustees recently elected Mr. Edward E. Souers, CPA, as Chairman of the Board. A member of the Board since 1998, Souers filled the role of vice chairman this past year. Souers earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1977 from Huntington College in accounting, business administration and business education. He is currently managing partner of Christen Souers LLC, a local accounting firm in Fort Wayne, Ind.

“Part of my motivation to give and serve the college is because I took a lot out of it,” said Souers. “My Huntington College experience has allowed me to be where I am today. And now I’m more than willing to give back.”

In 2003, Souers began encouraging his clients to consider the Indiana College credit, a tax deduction available through donations to Indiana colleges. Souers offered an additional tax preparation discount to clients donating to Huntington College. His firm has also placed magazine ads endorsing the Huntington College EXCEL program for adults and has hosted Huntington students for experiential learning opportunities.

Also in Board elections in mid-October, Kelly Savage was elected Vice Chair of the Board. Savage is, chief information officer for Alticor, the parent company of Amway, Quixtar and Access Business Group. David Tinkey, a commercial banking finance manager for Bank One in Indianapolis, Ind., was elected Secretary of the Board.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.
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