Trevecca Nazarene University

Trustees host farewell dinner for President Reed

When the Trevecca Board of Trustees convenes for its annual spring meeting March 15-18, a highlight of the meeting will be a farewell dinner for President and Mrs. Millard Reed. Hosted by the Board and held at the Cool Springs Marriott Hotel, the event is planned as a way for the University community to honor President Reed for his fourteen years of service to Trevecca. The guest list includes city dignitaries, representatives of other colleges and universities in Middle Tennessee, denominational representatives, major donors to Trevecca, University employees, personal friends of the Reeds, and Nazarene pastors from Middle Tennessee. Another event to honor Dr. and Mrs. Reed is planned by First Church of the Nazarene on April 17; it is called "Millard and Barbara Reed Day."

Dr. Reed became president of Trevecca Nazarene College in July 1991. He has announced his intention to retire as of June 30, 2005. During his fourteen years as president of Trevecca, he has led the University in some major improvements in its programs, facilities, and finances. Equity increased from $11.7 million to $39.4 million, and nine acres were added to the campus. Major construction projects included the following: the construction of Waggoner Library ($10.2 million), renovation of the old library into a new home for the School of Education ($2.5 million), construction of a new entry ($2.2 million), addition of a soccer field and a lighted softball field, and the remodeling of all dorm rooms. Scholarship endowment grew from less than $1 million to $11.2 million. The school completed the largest capital campaign undertaken by any college or university in the Church of the Nazarene, raising $28.5 million with a goal of $25 million. In 1996 the school became a university, acheieved level-V status in 1998, and began offering the Ed.D. that same year.In addition to the doctorate in education, new programs have been added in many academic disciplines in order to make a Trevecca educational experience possible for persons in many different professions and fields of study. Enrollment has increased from 1,386 in 1991 to 2,089 in 2004. The total number of graduates from 1907 to 1991 was 7,725; the total number of graduates during Dr. Reed's presidency (1991-2004) totaled 7,725.
In honor of Dr. Reed's retirement, the University is publishing a collection of his writings. Titled From My Heart, the book includes his writings about topics/issues that are especially meaningful to him. It will be available later this spring.
The Reeds plan to continue to reside in Nashville.