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Allen University President Inducted Into SIAC Hall of Fame

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Convention (SIAC)

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2023/ — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Convention (SIAC) inducted its 2023 SIAC Hall of Fame Class on the Faculty Soccer Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

The SIAC Hall of Fame was established to protect the historical past and have fun the accomplishments of former student-athletes, coaches, directors, and contributors which have excelled on the taking part in fields, whereas pioneering integrity, sportsmanship, and character off the sphere. Since its inception in 1992, the SIAC Hall of Fame has welcomed 155 distinguished honorees.

The 2023 SIAC Hall of Fame Honorees consists of Dr. Ernest McNealey, President, Allen University, the 1993 Alabama A&M Girls’s Monitor and Area Workforce, Calvin Smyre (Fort Valley State University), Drayton Florence (Tuskegee University), Jeffrey Henderson (Stillman Faculty), Arthur McAfee Jr.** (Morehouse Faculty), and Alex Percival (Morehouse Faculty).

Dr. Ernest McNealey is the thirtieth President of Allen University. He was integral in restarting the Yellow Jacket soccer and softball packages and introducing ladies’s soccer to the college. Dr. McNealey additionally ensured Allen’s transition from NAIA into NCAA Division II, re-joining the SIAC in 2020.

Throughout his tenure, the University achieved unparalleled success with the Southern Affiliation of Schools and Colleges together with reaffirmation of accreditation, stage change from II to III to supply the primary graduate program, a Grasp of Divinity, approval to supply on-line diploma packages, and approval to supply affiliate levels. New undergraduate packages in Sports activities Administration, Felony Justice, and Elementary Training have been launched, in addition to a Grasp of Arts in Spiritual. The aesthetic quotient of the campus was considerably elevated by way of renovations, repairs, and landscaping. University college students have been relieved of shopping for textbooks and acquired free e-textbooks, telemedicine insurance coverage w/pharmaceuticals, and acquired Apple MacBooks. The primary marching band for the reason that Sixties was launched together with a symphonic band. The University’s monetary stability grew below his management, together with an ideal 3.0 on the monetary accountability rating from the US Division of Training.

In consequence of early advocacy and activism in larger training, McNealey was elected/appointed a member, director, and/or chair of many instructional {and professional} organizations. He served as a member of the HBCU Capital Financing Program Board, the Southern Training HBCU Basis Advisory Board, the Honda Campus All-Star Problem Advisory Board, the Paul R. Jones Artwork Assortment Board, and the NCAA D-II Presidents’ Council. He was a member of the Fee on Schools and served on the Government Committee of the Southern Affiliation of Schools and Colleges, and a member of the ETS/HBCU Advisory Board. He additionally served as chair of the boards of the Affiliation of Presbyterian Schools and Universities, and the Nationwide Affiliation for Equal Alternative in Greater Training.

McNealey holds a bachelor’s diploma from Alabama State University, a grasp’s from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He’s additionally a graduate of the Harvard Administration Institute, a constitution member of 100 Black Males of West Alabama, a Life Member of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and was inducted into Beta Kappa Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

Dr. McNealey is married to Dr. Earnestine Inexperienced McNealey, an creator; and he has two grownup sons.


Tacara L. Carpenter
Allen University-Division of Institutional Development
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