Empire State Building, NEW YORK– The Provost Search Committee has selected Dr. David Newton, professor of entrepreneurial finance at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, to be the new provost at The King’s College.
On Jan. 1, 2013, Newton will replace Dr. Calvin White, who has served as interim provost since 2010.*
Newton’s business and entrepreneurial background sparks him to encourage King’s to develop its uniqueness in the college market, he told the Empire State Tribune in an April 20 article.
Prior to his current teaching position at Westmont, Newton taught in the MBA programs at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles for six years and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for one year. He graduated from The King’s College’s previous Briarcliff Manor location in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Newton has held editorial jobs at various publications, like the Hispanic Business magazine and the Journal of Small Business Strategy. He has also authored and co-authored nine books, including Entrepreneurial Ethics and How To Be A Small-Cap Investor.
The provost search began in 2011 after Marvin Olasky left the provost position to focus his efforts on his work as editor in chief of WORLD Magazine. The Provost Search Committee was comprised of King’s Chief Administrative Officer Duanne Moeller and faculty and staff members Brian Parker, Dr. Calvin White, Dr. David Innes, Brian Brenberg, Dean Harry Bleattler, Dec. 2011 graduate Bria Sandford and students David Linamen and Tim Wainwright.
*UPDATE (Aug. 1): Newton will start full-time in January and part-time in August. White will leave King’s in August.