On November 11, 2012, the Atlantic Union College (AUC) Board of Trustees appointed Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president. Cady is a general surgeon of more than 30 years in upstate New York, an immediate past chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, and a graduate of Atlantic Union College, Lancaster, Massachusetts, and Loma Linda University, California. He is also an elder in the Syracuse Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Earlier this year, AUC applied to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for the purpose of reestablishing degree-granting authority at the college after it was informed in 2010 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) that its accreditation would be discontinued for financial reasons. The college is now in the final phase of the application and has asked Cady, currently a board of trustees member, to assume the position of interim president. In this role, Cady will work with board chair, Donald G. King, president of the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, to carry forward the mission of the institution.
Atlantic Union Conference administration