Ancilla College has named Ken Zirkle president. He has been serving in the role on an interim basis for seven months. Trustees at the Marshall County college have also approved plans for a new residence hall.

February 5, 2015

News Release

Donaldson, Ind. — When it comes to 'interim' appointments some organizations bring in a temporary person to fill a job, but Ancilla College has taken the step of making Dr. Ken Zirkle a more permanent fixture on campus. During an executive session by the Board of Trustees at Ancilla College at the December 2014 board meeting, the board voted unanimously to extend Dr. Zirkle's contract and name him President of Ancilla College.

This extension removes “Interim” from his title and appoints him as president. The news brings consistency to Ancilla during a time of change with the board also approving a new residence hall for the fall 2015 semester. Dr. Zirkle's contract is for another year or as he says, “Until I am no longer needed.”

Zirkle said, “The past seven months at Ancilla College have been very challenging and extremely enjoyable. I am blessed to be working with a body of professionals who are committed to helping our students achieve beyond their wildest dreams.” He continued, “Ancilla College is a treasure and serves a very special and needed purpose in the realm of higher education in north central Indiana. I am excited to be able to play a part in assisting in the future growth and development of such a special institution.”

Zirkle brings decades of executive experience to Ancilla. His career spanned several universities in different states including the State University of New York , University of Findley (Ohio), Becker College (Massachusetts), Post University (Connecticut), and Mercyhurst University (Pennsylvania).

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

Source: Ancilla College

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