JACKSON, Tenn. – Sept. 29, 2003– Kina Mallard, director of Union University’s Center for Faculty Development and chair of the department of communication arts, has been tapped to lead a new program created by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Mallard will head the CCCU’s Virtual Center for Faculty Development. Mallard will lead a team of experts to identify resources, programs and practices to assist campuses in their faculty development efforts.
David S. Dockery, president of Union University, said the CCCU made the right decision in selecting Mallard.
“Kina Mallard is one of the most talented and creative leaders on the Union University faculty and her commitments to all aspects of faculty development are heralded across this country,” Dockery said. “Her appointment to this new leadership role is a tribute to who she is and all that she has done in developing the Center for Faculty Development at Union.”
Barbara McMillin, dean of Union’s College of Arts and Sciences, also congratulated Mallard on her appointment.
“Dr. Mallard will provide outstanding leadership for the CCCU's Virtual Center for Faculty Development,” McMillin said. “A gifted teacher and scholar herself, Dr. Mallard will certainly have a very positive impact upon the way in which CCCU faculty design and complete faculty development activities. The impact of her work on our campus has been tremendous; I am pleased that now faculty at other institutions will be able to benefit from her expertise as well.”
Mallard developed and directed Union University’s first Center for Faculty Development, a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of novice and veteran faculty. The Center is responsible for a year long new faculty orientation program, new faculty mentoring program, and workshops designed for improvement of all faculty.
“I congratulate Dr. Mallard on this appointment and give thanks on behalf of the many campuses across this country who will benefit from her leadership,” Dockery said. “All of us at Union University are grateful for this appointment; it is good for Union, good for the CCCU, and good for Kina Mallard.”
CCCU is an international association of Christian institutions of higher education whose mission is “to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.”
Since its 1976 inception, the Council has grown from 38 to 169 members in the United States and 23 other countries, including schools like Union, Taylor University and Wheaton College. CCCU board members are elected by the presidents of the member institutions.