University to host farewell reception for Kiser

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2004-08-24
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University will host a farewell reception for Mr. Ned Kiser, vice president of advancement, on Tuesday, August 30, 2005. Kiser announced his resignation in mid-August after accepting a position with Asian Access, an interdenominational, evangelical mission agency that seeks to develop leaders for churches across Asia. He will serve at the organization’s Vice President for Development.

The reception is open to the public from 3 – 5 p.m., in the lobby of Science Hall on the University’s campus. Kiser will be recognized during this time for his work at Huntington University and within the community.

Kiser’s new position will allow him to continue to reside in Huntington, Indiana. He will also continue to serve as incoming chair of the Christian Stewardship Association (CSA), a professional association of leaders who develop resources for Christian ministries.

A prominent figure in the local community, Kiser is a charter and continuing board member of both the Huntington County United Economic Development Corporation and Life-Long Learning of Huntington County. He also serves on the board of the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation and is a director of the Markle Bank. Ned and his wife, Robin, attend College Park Church where he is currently chairman of the Church Council. In 2002, Kiser received Huntington County’s highest recognition for community service, being named as “Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe.”

Ned Kiser served as a Huntington University trustee from 1993 until 1995, when he was hired as Vice President for Advancement. Before coming to Huntington, Kiser spent 21 years in the electronics industry in design engineering, engineering management, and general management. Along with his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, Kiser also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary. 
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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