Malone named UM commencement speaker

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mike Malone, former executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, will be the fall commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

Malone, a retired educator, earned his bachelor’s degree from UM in 1969. He went on to earn master’s degrees from Old Dominion University and UAB, and a doctorate degree from the University of Alabama.

Malone has served as president of Troy State University-Dothan, vice chancellor of the Troy State University System, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University and director of admissions at Old Dominion University.

Today, Malone is a trustee for both the National College Board and the Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program.

Malone has held professorships at various higher education institutions, and served as a youthful offender counselor early in his career.