Savage to serve as Vice Chair of Board

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2004-10-28
 Huntington, Ind.—Kelly Savage was recently elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the Huntington College Board of Trustees during its mid-October meetings. Savage, a 1983 business graduate of Huntington College, is chief information officer for Alticor, the parent company of Amway, Quixtar and Access Business Group.

Also during the trustee meetings, the Board voted to change the name of the institution to Huntington University, effective before the beginning of the 2005-06 school year. Savage served on the Huntington College University Task Force, a group appointed in 2003 to explore the implications of adopting university status.

“I view this as setting a long-term vision for the campus to increase its prestige and broaden its curriculum,” said Savage regarding the name change. “It follows what the president, faculty and trustees have done to continue to raise the bar for the institution.”

Along with the election of Savage, Edward Souers, managing partner of Christen Souers LLC, an accounting firm in Fort Wayne, Ind., was elected Chairman of the Board. 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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