William Jewell College names new president

Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
Elizabeth MacLeod Walls William Jewell College

Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, an educator from Nebraska, on Monday was named the new president of William Jewell College in Liberty.

She will succeed David Sallee, who is retiring July 31 after serving as president for 16 years.

MacLeod Walls will assume her new position as the 15th president of the liberal arts college on July 1. The college has an enrollment of 1,060 students.

The Lincoln, Neb. native is in her fourth year as dean of University College at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She oversees graduate and adult education at four campuses.

She previously worked at Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, where she served in various administrative roles, including director of institutional effectiveness, dean, interim president and president.

MacLeod Walls was selected from among 87 applicants for the position, the college said. “She values the traditions and academic rigor of a national liberal arts college and she has proven success in many facets of higher education administration,” John Gill, chairman of the board of trustees said in a statement.

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