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Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.

Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., has officially assumed his duties as 27th president of Olivet College, according to an announcement by Board of Trustees Chair David Hayhow. He succeeds former president Donald Tuski, Ph.D., who resigned in March to serve as president of Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
“I am excited to finally arrive on campus,” Corey said. “While a seemingly simple act, it represents months of very hard work by many. In the early weeks, my main objectives will be to get to know the community, and to hear from as many members as possible about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for our college.

“We will be embarking on a new vision for the college, one that will help to set the course for the next couple of decades,” he continued. “This is going to take our best effort and will include all members of the campus community in the process.”

Corey previously served as executive vice president of Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz. During his tenure, he was responsible for directing all aspects of the college’s administrative and operational policies, objectives and initiatives. He also managed the college’s financial policies as chief financial officer.

Corey’s duties have included direct responsibilities in areas such as board relations and development, fundraising, finance, organizational leadership, enrollment management, campus development, curriculum and faculty, and public policy and legislative affairs. In addition, he has served as an associate Ph.D. faculty member and adjunct faculty member for higher education finance, higher education organization and administration, nonprofit management and other business management-related areas.

Prior to Prescott, Corey served as fellow for administrative collaboratives for the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. He also spent 10 years at Cumberland University of Tennessee, where he held the positions of vice president for administration, vice president for athletics and director of sports medicine, and was a member of the faculty.

Corey earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Finance from the University of Arizona in 2007; a Master of Business Administration from Cumberland University in 1998; a Master of Science from Arizona State University in 1990; and a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Fresno in 1988. He also completed post-graduate study from Middle Tennessee State University in 1993.

A native of Clovis, Calif., Corey’s family includes wife, Traci, and daughter, Karli.


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