FRANKLIN, Ind. — The search is over at Franklin College. The Board of Trustees has announced Kerry Prather as the new president.
Prather had been serving as “acting president” since January, after former president Thomas Minar was fired for sexual misconduct allegations. Minar was arrested in Wisconsin last month on charges of Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Sex Crime, Child Enticement and Expose a Child to Harmful Materials.
However, according to Inside Indiana Business, Prather will not remain president for long. The college says the goal is to find a brand new president to take office in the summer of 2022.
Prather has been at Franklin College for nearly 40 years, in a variety of roles. He started as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team in 1982, and was named the head coach in 1983. Prather was then named athletic director in 1990. He’s held both of those roles ever since. He has also served as acting vice president for administration and enrollment management.