Melik Khoury

President & CEO, Unity College


Dr. Melik Peter Khoury is the 11th President and Chief Executive Officer of Unity College. Dr. Khoury is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education and has dedicated his career to creating accessible, affordable, and flexible higher education opportunities for people from all walks of life. 

He is an energetic visionary who is passionate about the environment, technology, education, and sustainability science, and thrives on pushing the status quo while implementing innovative strategic initiatives focused on the needs of students, clients and partners.

Prior to joining Unity College, Dr. Khoury was a Senior Vice President at Upper Iowa University. He has also served as a Vice President at both Culver Stockton College in Missouri, and Paul Smith’s College in New York.

His data-driven, outcomes-based approach has proven effective in supporting tuition-driven colleges as they create sustainable plans for future success, making him a sought-after speaker on the topic. His ability to push his team to think beyond the next fiscal year and take calculated risks to create positive outcomes has established both Dr. Khoury and Unity College as thought leaders in higher education innovation.