Please join us on Monday, July 10th when we will welcome Dr. Ernest McNealy, President of Allen University to our podium.
Dr. Ernest McNealey was named Interim President of Allen University in the Fall of 2016, and President in the Spring of 2017. Prior to coming to Allen he was the principal officer in the McNealey Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm. He is a seasoned executive with demonstrated success in diverse educational settings, evidenced by his advancement at each professional level: from Instructor of Art at a four-year state university to VP for Academic Affairs at a regional college; and from Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at a Carnegie I institution, to selection as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a comprehensive college. Though a prodigal artist, his interests and expertise are in accreditation, financial modeling, and retention. Dr. McNealey has also served as a director/chair of key policy groups – such as the ETS-HBCU Advisory Board, academic groups – such as the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, athletics groups – such as the NCAA D-II Presidents Council, and community groups – such as the Board of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. He is married to Dr. Earnestine Green McNealey, an author, and he has two adult sons.