President, King University
Alexander Whitaker became president of King University in August 2016, bringing with him strong academic and professional credentials, broad experience in higher education and law, and a long history of successful leadership in his professional, church, and civic endeavors.
President Whitaker came to King from Berry College, where he was a senior officer of the college for nearly a decade. He was chief of staff and board secretary and in charge of Berry’s public relations, religious life, historical assets, and governmental relations. Previously he oversaw Berry’s major gift fundraising and planned giving. The Berry College board of trustees granted him emeritus status upon his departure for King.
Before coming to King, he served three years on Georgia’s Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, appointed by Governor Nathan Deal. He is a member of the Georgia and Virginia bars and various higher education professional associations.