McMillin begins presidency at Blue Mountain College

Between stepping around the cardboard boxes in her new home and sniffing the overflowing vases of flowers in her new office, Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin’s first day as president of Blue Mountain College has been “amazing.”

“The whole day, so far, has been amazing,” McMillin said while taking a mid-morning break. “It’s been a wonderfully moving experience. I know the florist has been busy.”

McMillin, 52, is the eighth president of BMC, and she said she knew it was going to be a good beginning when early-on she was able to meet with a couple of prospective students.

 She succeeds Dr. Bettye Rogers Coward, who recently retired after 11 years as BMC’s president.