The Toccoa Falls College Board of Trustees have elected Dr. Robert M. Myers as the college’s seventh president. After being told of the board’s decisions, Dr. Myers said, “This is such an honor and honestly I have to say I can’t wait to be on the job at Toccoa Falls College. I’m looking forward to meeting all of the students, the faculty and staff, and also the surrounding community.”
Dr. Myers has been a part of Christian higher education for almost 20 years. Prior to coming to TFC, he served as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he was responsible for the university’s academics affairs, faculty, registrar’s office, academic assessment, enrollment, financial aid, the library, and information technology.
He also served as the dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University and also held faculty appointments. In this position, Dr. Myers was responsible for all academic issues related to the business school on the main university campus and all academic and business operations at a satellite campus in Orlando, Florida. He served as the interim director of Technology for Palm Beach Atlantic University and was responsible for all technology used to support approximately 4,000 computer users.
Prior to entering Christian higher education, Dr. Myers was the manager of Information Systems for the town of Palm Beach, Florida, where he was responsible for all computer information systems and strategic planning related to technology issues.
Dr. Myers also served for 12 years as a police officer in Maryland. He held a variety of assignments including patrol officer, polygraph examiner, hostage negotiator, and violent crimes detective. Over the years, he has spoken to many civic groups about workplace violence and conducts strategic planning seminars both nationally and internationally.
He has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Academy of Management (Management History Division) and has been published in a variety of journals such as Informatica, Management Decision, The Journal of the Association of Marketing Educators, Florida Banker, and the proceedings of many national and international conferences.
He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in Information Systems Management, an M.B.A. from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.
He and his wife Cheryl have been married for almost 25 years and have two children, Joshua (age 15) and Joy (age 10). The Myers are in the process of relocating to the area. His first day in the office as president of Toccoa Falls College will be July 1, 2012.