Office of the President
Michael Creed Maxey is Roanoke's 11th president. He took office on July 1, 2007, after being unanimously elected the college's president by Roanoke's Board of Trustees in May 2007.
At the time of his appointment, Maxey had been part of the Roanoke College community for 22 years and a member of the president's cabinet for 17 years. From 1992 until his appointment as president, he was vice president for college relations and dean of admissions and financial aid. Maxey first worked at the college as director of planned giving, then as director of capital resources before moving to the admissions office in 1989. From 1990 to 1992, he served as vice president for resource development and admissions services.
Prior to joining Roanoke College, Maxey worked in academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at University of New Hampshire and in student affairs at Averett College and Wake Forest University.
Maxey holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Wake Forest University and a Master of Arts in education, counselor education, from Wake Forest. He also earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in counselor education at University of New Hampshire. He attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.
“Our first goal will be to accelerate our progress as a leading college. Roanoke is known as a college on the move, but we want to move even faster and higher. This will bring facilities, new and improved programs, and a greater reputation.”