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Millsaps announces Neville as new President

By: Frank Corder - January 17, 2024

The new Millsaps College President will begin his tenure in June.

Frank Neville has been announced as the new President at Millsaps College.

The Millsaps College Board of Trustees made the announcement on Wednesday, unanimously naming Neville as its 12th president following an extensive national search. The Board voted on Monday to make the hire.

“Frank Neville distinguished himself throughout the selection process with a combination of experience, skills, and innovative thinking,” said Board Chair John Lindsey. “These exceptional characteristics, together with his passion for liberal arts education, will be essential to Millsaps’ future.”

According to Millsaps, Neville currently serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff at Georgia Institute of Technology. His background includes strategic planning, implementation, and executive management. Neville brings over 35 years of experience to his new role.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the Millsaps community. I am tremendously inspired by Millsaps’ student-centric, mission-driven philosophy and look forward to moving the college resolutely forward Ad Excellentiam,” said Neville.

Neville is a cum laude graduate of Carleton College in political science and holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Prior to Georgia Tech, Neville served as chief of staff and vice president of communications and marketing at George Mason University. Neville was vice president for global communication and public affairs at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University before joining George Mason. 

Neville was also a career diplomat for the State Department who served in Taipei, Chengdu, Guatemala City, Beijing, and Nogales.

Millsaps has been seeking a replacement for its president since May 2023 when Robert W. Pearigen stepped down to serve as president for The University of the South.

Neville will begin his duties at Millsaps on June 17, 2024.

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