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Dr. Palmer Announcement

DR. CAROL A. PALMER APPOINTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF AMBERTON UNIVERSITY Higher Education Leader will Assume Role on June 1, 2024, with the Retirement of Dr. Melinda H. Reagan after 18 years as President.

GARLAND, Texas (June 1, 2024) - The Board of Trustees for Amberton University proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Carol A. Palmer as the system’s new President. Currently serving as the university’s Vice President for Academic Services, Dr. Palmer assumes office on June 1, 2024, succeeding Dr. Melinda H. Reagan, who retires after 18 years as the university’s second President. Dr. Reagan has dedicated more than 50 years of service to Amberton University and has been awarded the honorary title of President Emeritus.

“We are blessed to have had Dr. Reagan as President for 18 years… and are now blessed to have Dr. Carol Palmer assuming the key leadership role at Amberton University,” said Mr. Mark Parsons, Board of Trustees member. He continued, “With Dr. Palmer guiding the university, we are excited for our next chapter at Amberton of providing quality and relevant education with financially responsible opportunities for today’s adult students.”

Dr. Palmer began her 14-year tenure with Amberton University as an instructor in the Business Division. Previously she served as Vice President for Academic Services, Academic Dean, Director for Business Accreditations, Business Division Chair, and Professor. She has authored several business courses and has helped launch several new degree programs.

Palmer holds a Doctorate and Master’s of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. In addition to her roles as a professor and administrator, where she has a proven track record in higher education, her experience extends to management and operations in various professional settings. She is also actively involved in numerous organizations and activities within the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

"I am incredibly excited to begin this new journey with the Board of Trustees and my colleagues," said Palmer. "I would like to thank the Board of Trustees, the administration, staff, and faculty for their continued hard work and support. I am confident that together, we will elevate Amberton University to even greater heights!"

Dr. Reagan Announcement

President Emeritus Awarded to Dr. Melinda H. Reagan

Please join us in expressing our heartfelt appreciation and Congratulations to Dr. Melinda Reagan who was presented with the title of President Emeritus.   She served as President for the past eighteen years and she also just celebrated a milestone which no other person has ever reached – fifty years of service to Amberton University.

In recognition of Dr. Reagan’s extraordinary fifty years of contributions and enduring legacy, it was fitting that we bestowed upon her the title of President Emeritus.  This honor not only acknowledged her past service but also signified our enduring gratitude and respect for her continued guidance and wisdom.  As President, Dr. Reagan displayed unparalleled dedication to our mission, tirelessly advocating for the values and principles that define us.  Beyond Dr. Reagan’s professional achievements, she has always set an example of true faith, integrity, and compassion.

As President Emeritus, Dr. Reagan will continue to be a trusted advisor and advocate for Amberton University, providing invaluable insights and mentorship when needed. Her legacy will continue to motivate us to reach greater heights and to uphold the values that define us.


Thank you, Dr. Reagan!  May your legacy continue to inspire us for generations to come!

Dr. Reagan with her President Emeritus Award