Kirk Treible


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Kirk Treible, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away on Jan.  18, 2018 while on a travel vacation in Egypt. He was 76. Treible served as Andrew College’s nineteenth president from 1988-2002. He later served as interim president in 2014-15.

During Treible’s presidency, the college experienced strong academic, enrollment and financial growth, which resulted in substantial physical plant and programmatic expansion. Further, he led Andrew to reinvigorate its ties with The United Methodist Church and reinforce its service-driven mission.  Treible’s leadership proved vital to the 1997 establishment of the AndrewServes Servant Leadership Program, a program founded through a collaborative effort with the Bradley-Turner Foundation.

Treible held a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master of business administration from West Virginia University. He held an honorary doctorate from LaGrange College. Prior to his time at Andrew, Treible served as the vice president for finance at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and in various roles at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  Additionally, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1966 – 1969.

During the 12-year period following his retirement from Andrew, Treible worked with Hiwassee College and Chowan University, as well as the Foundation for United Methodist Communication and Steering Partners Admission Consulting.

Treible is survived by his son, Todd and granddaughter Chloe of Germantown, Tenn.; brother Bryan of Pierceton, Ind.; and former wife, Carol of Macon, Ga. A service will be held later in the spring. The family requests that memorial donations in memory of Kirk be made to West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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