Neal Malicky

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Neal Malicky (born 1934) served as the sixth president of Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin Wallace University) in Berea, Ohio from 1981 to 1999. Malicky was replaced by Mark H. Collier in 1999.[1] A building on the north side of BW's campus bears Malicky's name. The Neal Malicky Center for the Social Sciences was named in his honor in 2001.[1]

Early childhood and education[edit]

Malicky was born in Sour Lake, Texas to George and Ethel (née Reed) Malicky. He was raised in Baldwin City, Kansas, a community named for the founder of Baldwin-Wallace College, John Baldwin.[1] Originally part of Baldwin Institute, German Wallace College was established just down the road. As a result of financial hardships the schools merged in 1913, forming Baldwin-Wallace College[2] Malicky's father, George, was a professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics.[3] Malicky graduated from Baker University in Baldwin City, and earned a theological degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. While on the faculty at Drew University, Malicky earned his Ph. D in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1968. He did additional study at Harvard University.


Malicky Hall on BW's North Campus

In 1969, Malicky was appointed Dean of the College at Baker University. He later served as acting president of Baker in 1974. Malicky became Dean of Academic Affairs of Baldwin-Wallace College in 1975. Upon the retirement of President Alfred Bryan Bonds in 1981, Malicky was appointed the sixth president of Baldwin- Wallace College.[1] Malicky served 18 years as president of Baldwin-Wallace College. During his term, he oversaw a growth in the endowment of the college from 15 million to over 100 million dollars. Malicky coined the new college motto, "Quality Education with a Personal Touch", and focused faculty to teach over publishing or scholarly work.[1]

Malicky was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from Baldwin- Wallace College in 1999, and named President Emeritus and Chancellor, an honor only bestowed to his predecessor, Alfred Bryan Bonds.[1] The Neal Malicky Center for the Social Sciences was named in his honor in 2001.[1] During the 1990s BW acquired Bagley Hall was originally owned by the Cleveland Browns and was used as the teams summer training facility. BW acquired the former practice field and office building when the team was moved to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens. Upon the Cleveland Browns returning to Cleveland a new training facility was built in Berea close to the BW campus.[4][5] As well, Carmel Center for Living and Learning (referred to as Carmel Hall) opened. In 1999, Baldwin Wallace switched from the quarters system to semesters. With this switch the campus tradition "May Day" ceased to exist.[6] May Day was celebration in the spring which even had a May Queen every year. With the school year ending now in early May, April Reign began.[1]

Malicky Hall[edit]

Following Malicky's presidency, Mark Collier (his predecessor), oversaw building of Malicky hall, named after Neal Malicky. Malicky Hall combines Baldwin Library and Carnegie Hall with an addition of new classrooms and offices.[1] The Neal Malicky Center for the Social Sciences was named in his honor in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Assad, Mary (2008). Baldwin-Wallace College. Chicao: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 7–14. ISBN 0-7385-5180-5. 
  2. ^ Assad, Mary (2008). Baldwin-Wallace College. Arcadia. p. 35. 
  3. ^ "George Malicky". CJonline. August 26, 2002. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Assad, Mary (2008). Baldwin-Wallace College. Arcadia. p. 85. 
  5. ^ "Cleveland Browns training camp schedule". July 28, 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Assad, Mary (2008). Baldwin-Wallace College. Arcadia. p. 40. 


  • Clary, Norman J. Baldwin-Wallace College. Cradles of Conscience. Ed. John William Oliver, Jr. Kent State University Press, 2003. 39-51
Preceded by
Alfred Bryan Bonds
President of Baldwin-Wallace College
Succeeded by
Mark H. Collier