Pfeiffer University appoints former dean of student affairs as interim president

A former Pfeiffer University English professor and dean of student affairs will return to campus next month to serve as interim president, the university announced Thursday.

Jerry Boone worked at Pfeiffer University from 1969-1982. Since then, he has served as president of Ferrum College in Virginia and interim president at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

Current university president Michael C. Miller announced his retirement, effective Aug. 9, earlier this month. Boone will serve until Miller’s successor is appointed. He and his wife will live in the president’s residence. Elizabeth DePompei