Malone president Gregory Miller wants the school to be an attraction

Gregory J. Miller

I am in my first month as president of Malone University. It is a privilege and an honor to serve the institution and the community that I have come to love over the past two decades.

In my role as an ambassador for the university, I often find myself reflecting and talking with our alumni and friends from our community, the city of Canton and Stark County. We are truly blessed to live, work and study in an environment with so many diverse offerings.

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My wife, Darla, and I love our historic Ridgewood neighborhood. We walk around almost every day and frequently discover new architectural or landscape elements.

As a runner, Stadium Park has become my go-to place for loops. I love the sense of community that develops between people using the space to walk and run. And hope we never take for granted the story made available to us through the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. Having a former US President as a son of the country is an honor we must always celebrate.

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In addition to the aforementioned spaces, I appreciate the experiences available to us through the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a historian, I found HOF Archivist Jon Kendle to be a marvel. Additionally, the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is an NFL-class facility capable of hosting national-level events and concerts.

Attending First Fridays and the downtown restaurant scene, enjoying a meal at places like George’s, Cherry Blend Coffee Roasters, Irie Island, among others, and welcoming local visitors to Gervasi has improved our quality of life. .

These are just a few of the amazing businesses that add to the experience of living and working in the region.

As I begin my season leading Malone, I want our campus to be a warm, comfortable and welcoming place for our neighbors in Canton and across the county. I invite you to come to campus for concerts, recitals, plays, sporting events and lectures. We want you to take advantage of everything the university offers.

Our people are perhaps our greatest asset in our region. Stark County people are warm and unpretentious. They are sincere and genuine. Compared to places across the country, this area is a great place to raise a family with an incredibly low cost of living.

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I want Malone to be part of the offerings that draw individuals and families to our hometown.

Darla and I fell in love with this area before Malone was even on our radar. In our younger years, as we drove west to see family, we often thought it would be a wonderful place to make a living and a career.

Deciding to make Guangzhou our home was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

I take seriously my responsibility to ensure that Malone continues to serve the community and that we share our expertise widely in a way that contributes to the betterment of life and work.

In a culture that values ​​self-actualization and self-promotion, the Malone culture of caring for others is a gift we are happy to share.

Dr. Gregory J. Miller is president of Malone University in Canton.

Keith P. Plain