President Resigns From Davis & Elkins College

May 5, 2015

Davis & Elkins College is officially looking for a new president. After a two-year stint, the current president of the four-year private institution has resigned to accept another job as president of the Appalachian College Association – a non-profit consortium of 35 private four-year colleges and universities.


Dr. Michael Miholyo will complete his fourth year at Davis & Elkins as Provost, Chancellor, and his second year as president of the college in July. Then he’s off to Richmond, Kentucky, to head up the Appalachian College Association, of which Davis & Elkins is a part. On his way out he’s tipping his hat to the school and the improvements he’s seen while there, including increased student retention rates, improved ties with spiritual leaders within the Elkins community, and continued fiscal responsibility that is allowing the college to remain debt-free.

The Davis and Elkins Board of Trustees accepted the resignation over the weekend and has appointed former president G.T. "Buck" Smith to lead the college in the interim while a newly formed search committee moves forward in finding a new president.