Lex O. McMillan
III has served as the 14th president of Albright College since May,
2005. Under his leadership, the College has enjoyed numerous academic achievements
and recognitions, facilities upgrades and fundraising successes.
Among other accomplishments,
Dr. McMillan led Crossing Boundaries: The Campaign for Albright, which exceeded
its $35 million goal to raise $43 million. During his tenure, the College has
built and opened two state-of-the-art facilities, the Science Center and the Schumo
Center for Fitness and Well-Being. Currently, Albright is preparing for the
renovation and adaptive reuse of the Rockland Professional Center into the
technologically advanced Center for Business, Civic and Global Leadership.
presidency has seen the launch of numerous new academic programs, the expansion
of Albright’s pioneering Accelerated Degree Programs to additional sites in
Pennsylvania as well as Mesa, Ariz., and the College’s designation as a top 25
school for artistic students by Newsweek.
Dr. McMillan came
to Albright with more than 25 years of experience in higher education and institutional
advancement, administration, strategic communications and fundraising.
From 1993 through 2004 he was vice president for college relations at
Gettysburg College, where he was responsible for the management and direction
of the College’s external affairs, alumni and parent relations, and resource
development programs. He previously served as executive director of development
at his undergraduate alma mater, Washington and Lee University, in Lexington,
Va., and was director of development and director of public relations at
Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Va. He is also a former English teacher and
holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame. He holds a
master of arts in English from Georgia State University and a bachelor of arts
from Washington and Lee. He also completed the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of
civic leader as well as an academic one, Dr. McMillan serves on the board of
directors of the Council of Independent Colleges and the advisory board of the Association
of American Colleges and Universities’ Wye Seminars. He is a member of the
Presidents’ Trust for Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) and chairs
the Higher Education Consortium of Berks County and the Middle Atlantic
Conference. He also is a former member of the boards of the United Way of Berks
County and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.
in Pauls Valley, Okla., Dr. McMillan grew up in Decatur, Ga., where he met and
married Dorothy Argoe McMillan, a former Head Start teacher who later worked in
the children’s room of the local public library. They have five children.