Dr. Corliss McGee on the campus of ENC.

Dr. Corliss McGee on the campus of ENC.

Dr. Corlis McGee will step down as president of ENC at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, she announced at a campus community meeting on September 29.

Dr. McGee has decided to return to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, to take a position as a professor of economics. She is also looking forward to being closer to family again.

McGee has proudly served ENC as president since 2005. During her time as president our college, the amount of scholarships and financial aid awarded to students has increased. McGee has overseen major renovations of dorms and buildings on our campus, and has made essential modifications to our curriculum.

She was reappointed unanimously for her third five-year term in 2014.

“I loved my years in the classroom at Trevecca, and I have loved my time at ENC.”

In addition to being an alumna at Trevecca, McGee has taught there for 13 years as an economics professor and sat as the chair of the Department of Business and Economics.

Dr. McGee has a long history of serving higher Nazarene education. She has served as the president of European Nazarene College in Buesingen, Germany, was the dean of graduate students at Point Loma University, and spent six years as the vice president for academic affairs and dean at MidAmerican Nazarene University.

The board of trustees chairman Russell Long noted McGee’s expertise in education has served ENC well.

“We are so grateful to Dr. McGee for her leadership and stewardship of Eastern Nazarene College. Her vision of creating a vibrant, twenty-first century Christian liberal arts College committed to preparing the next generation of servant leaders will impact ENC and its students for generations to come,” Long said.

Looking forward Dr. McGee commented, “Moving into this new season of ministry will create space for me to deepen my commitment to mentoring the next generation of leaders.”

McGee’s compassion for the college, honorable leadership, and dedication to her faith has served as a great mentor for the ENC community.

“I am excited to come home to Nashville and to Trevecca,” said McGee.

Dr. Dan Boone, President of Trevecca, is also happy about her return, as reported on the Trevecca Nazarene University website.

“I am thrilled to welcome my friend and colleague home to Trevecca,” Boone said. “Her understanding of Christian higher education, her love for students, and her Trevecca roots make this the perfect homecoming.

Long said the college leadership will soon initiate a formal search process to select McGee’s successor.