Interim President Named
The Board of Trustees of Cincinnati Christian University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Tracy as Interim President effective February 14, 2014. The Board selected Tracy to ensure a smooth leadership transition from the presidency of Dr. David Faust to the next full-time President of CCU. Mr. Tracy will serve as Interim President until the new President is appointed.
A 1988 graduate of CCU, Mr. Tracy has 27 years of financial and executive leadership experience and is currently President of TaleMed, a national healthcare entity which has been recognized as one of the top healthcare consulting companies in the United States. Since 2005 he has served as Trustee and Chairman for Miami Township. A resident of Loveland, Ohio, Mr. Tracy has remained involved at CCU as a volunteer on the President’s Advisory Board and by serving as the part-time men’s basketball coach. He is an ordained minister and has been active in church leadership, currently serving as an elder at Milford Christian Church in Milford, Ohio. Mr. Tracy and his wife Libby (a 1987 graduate of CCU) have been married 26 years and have two daughters, Katelyn and Kristina.
Faust, CCU’s outgoing President, announced his resignation on November 1, 2013, after 12 years of service. He will return to his roots in local church leadership as Associate Minister of East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis. With Mr. Tracy’s appointment as Interim President, Dr. Faust becomes Chancellor and will continue in this role part-time after moving to Indianapolis.
The Board has appointed an 11-member Presidential Search Team that is currently pursuing candidates for the Presidency. The team is led by CCU trustee David Stokes, senior minister of Jerome Christian Church in Greentown, Indiana. It includes trustees, faculty, staff, and members of the President’s Advisory Board, and is receiving broad input from CCU constituents including students, alumni, supporting churches, and other friends of the university.
Board Chair H. David Hale states, “We appreciate the significant contributions Dr. Faust has made to the continuation of God’s work through his 12 years of leadership in this university, and we welcome Ken Tracy as Interim President while we continue our pursuit of CCU’s next President.” The Board has asked trustee Chet Fuller, who has 30 years of executive business experience and has served on the Board since 2009, to serve as a leadership liaison during this transition.