Gibson to serve second term on APCU board

Maryville College President Gerald W. Gibson was elected to a second three-year term on the board of directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) at their annual meeting in April. Gibson has served on the board since 2005.

Gibson, the 10th president of Maryville College, has served at the helm of the four-year, private liberal arts college since 1993. In that time, he has guided the college to a position of historic strength with record enrollments, acclaimed curricular and co-curricular initiatives, additions and improvements in the college’s physical plant;and unprecedented fund-raising successes.

During Gibson’s tenure, Maryville College has strengthened its relationship with the PC (USA) and taken steps to become better known as an institution of faith and learning.

“No Presbyterian-related college is more intentional than Maryville about expressing what it means to be affiliated with a religious denomination or reflecting that heritage in the education it provides,” said Gary Luhr, APCU’s executive director. “The association benefits from having someone like Dr. Gibson, who can share the Maryville College experience with the presidents of other Presbyterian-related schools.”

APCU is a voluntary association of colleges and universities that have an historic relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It exists to promote these schools and to assist the presidents and their staffs in strengthening their institutions.

Gibson and wife Rachel are members of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville. In addition to the APCU, he also serves on the board of the Knoxville Symphony.

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