President’s Message

Dr. John P. Marsden is the tenth president of Midway University. He began his service on February 1, 2013.

On May 12, 2016, the Midway University Board of Trustees voted to admit men into all undergraduate programs in fall 2016. Only women had been enrolled in daytime programs and lived in residence halls since the institution’s founding. Evening and online undergraduate and graduate programs have been coeducational since their inception.   The Board of Trustees also approved the launch of men’s athletic teams in fall 2016. In addition, the institution changed its name from Midway College to Midway University on July 1, 2015 to reflect expanding graduate programs and international partnerships.

Despite these extraordinary changes, Midway University remains committed to its mission to provide women and men with a liberal arts foundation and a career-focused education in a small, personalized learning environment. Midway University offers a range of programs in business, criminal justice, equine studies, the natural and social sciences, nursing and health care administration, sport management, and teacher education. The institution also sponsors 14 intercollegiate athletic teams and 14 student clubs and organizations. Our dedicated faculty and staff care about our students and their potential, growth, dreams, and success.

As we continue to honor and celebrate our rich history from our beginning as the Kentucky Female Orphan School to today’s Midway University, we are always looking forward to address the rapidly changing landscape of higher education. How we can best serve our students remains at the heart of our discussions about the future.

John P. Marsden, Ph.D.
President, Midway University




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