Stillman Announces Resignation of President Ernest McNealey

Nearly three months after Stillman College officials first announced the departure of president Ernest McNealey, the college’s board of trustees formally announced yesterday his resignation, and the installation of Dr. Pete Millet as acting president. Millet, who previously served as college provost, has served in the post since McNealey’s sudden and unexplained leave of absence in September.

In a statement, the board cited McNealey’s 16-year tenure which yielded improvements to the academic profile and physical plant of the college, championship contention in a number of sports, national rankings by respected publications and successful accreditation reviews.

The board did not respond to requests for comment, but said in the statement that it is engaged in assembling a search committee to find a new president.