Nebraska Christian College has a plan for replacing Richard Milliken as president.
The college’s Board of Trustees approved Tony Clark to serve as its interim president once Milliken leaves his post at the end of May.
The board also formed a search committee to begin the process of looking for Milliken’s permanent successor.
Board Chairman Wayne Moorhead wrote an open letter to the college community making the announcements March 12. The letter was distributed to the public in an electronic newsletter March 19.
Clark is the college’s vice president for operations. Moorhead said Clark would continue in his present role while taking on additional decision-making and leadership roles with the board’s support during the transition.
“Mr. Clark has the respect of the other vice presidents at Nebraska Christian and our partners in the community,” Moorhead wrote in the newsletter. “The Board appreciates his Wealth of on-site experience and knowledge, both from his time at NC and his successful track record working in the marketplace prior to his tenure here.”
Clark will not seek the permanent appointment and will return to his previous duties once a new president is selected, Moorhead said.
The search committee will be led by board member Steve Smith, who has served on the college board for almost 25 years. Professionally, Smith has worked in insurance for more than three decades. Smith will select the rest of the committee and begin conducting a search.
“We on the Board of Trustees strongly believe that the best days of Nebraska Christian College are just ahead,” Moorhead wrote. “Our mission of Creating Church Leaders is attracting attention from church leaders and future students all across the country.”