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Spittal Elected to Second Five-Year Term at MNU

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a renewal vote for a five-year term of its fifth president, Dr. David J. Spittal, during its annual meeting November 15 and 16. 

“The unanimous vote of the MNU Board of Trustees is a clear expression of confidence in the leadership of President Spittal," said Dr. Michael Palmer, Board of Trustees vice-chair. "The board is energized by the university’s progress and by several growth initiatives including the $61 million Bright Futures campaign that was launched during our 50th Anniversary celebration."

Spittal assumed the presidency of MNU in February of 2012 after being president for 17 years at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. During his five years at MNU the university has achieved renewal of accreditation, celebrated its 50th anniversary and embarked on the largest capital campaign in its history.

"I have been honored to serve and grateful to the board of trustees for the opportunity to continue to work with our faculty, staff and students who inspire me every day," Spittal said.

Information about MNU and Bright Futures: the campaign for MNU may be found at and


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