Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Drake, forced out at Midway last year, becomes senior VP of Mid-Continent University in Graves County

By Midway Messenger staff

Former Midway College President William B. “Butch” Drake has found a new job as the senior vice president of Mid-Continent University near Mayfield, Ky.

Drake was president of Midway for 10 years, before being asked to resign after a disastrous venture to build a pharmacy school in Paintsville. The college withdrew application for accreditation twice after warnings that it would not pass. Millions of dollars were spent on the project and only an empty building stood to show for it.

Dr. William "Butch" Drake
Since March 2012, Drake has operated his own consulting firm, Drake, Marcum and Associates, LLC. He said in a Mid-Continent news release that he appreciated the confidence President Robert Imhoff had in him. “I look forward to the challenge of using my experience to help continue the growth and expansion of Mid-Continent University,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Drake’s experience and ability,” Imhoff said in making the announcement. “His primary assignment will be to help meet the ever-increasing regulations imposed by the federal government and accrediting agencies.” Imhoff said he was impressed by Drake’s Christian faith, and his accomplishments at Midway, including doubling enrollment, increasing donations and building new facilities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope the "powers that be" at Mid-Continent University keep a close eye on this guy.