Sterling named MC's interim VP and treasurer

Nov. 7, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information
865.981.8207; karen.eldridge@maryvillecollege.edu

Maryville College President Dr. Gerald W. Gibson today announced the appointment of Leigh Sterling as interim vice president and treasurer of Maryville College.

Sterling, who has previously served the College as director of information technology, will continue to provide direct supervision of that area. As interim vice president and treasurer, she will be responsible for one of five administrative divisions, which includes the business office, human resources, telephone services, campus bookstore, mail services, information technology and the entire physical plant operations.

“I appreciate Leigh’s willingness to serve in this new capacity and have confidence that her leadership will prove to be of great value to the College and its mission,” Gibson stated in a memo to faculty, staff and members of the College’s Board of Directors.

Sterling joined the College staff in 2001. Previously, she had been employed with BankFirst as senior vice president. She has a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in organizational communication and management from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Sterling replaces Al Brown, who had served as vice president and treasurer since 2001.

“ We are grateful to Al for his service to Maryville College and wish him well in his future endeavors,” the president stated.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.