Former Trevecca Nazarene University President Millard Reed died Thursday morning after battling illness for several years. Reed led Trevecca from 1991 to 2005, saw enrollment grow from fewer than 1,400 students to more than 2,000 and moved the university forward on a number of levels.
Endowment grew from less than one million dollars to $13.1 million, and equity quadrupled. The university was granted level-V status and began offering the doctorate in education. The Celebrate the Century Campaign raised $28.5 million, the largest capital campaign in the history of the university. Nine acres were added to the campus, the Mackey Building was renovated, and a new entryway was added to the campus.
A memorial service for Reed will be held Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene at 510 Woodland St. In lieu of flowers, gifts and memorials should be directed to the Millard and Barbara Reed Scholarship Fund at Trevecca.