Malcolm Chester McIver, Jr., who served as dean of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) from 1959 until his retirement in 1981, has died. In addition to his service at PSCE, he served as a navy chaplain during World War II, campus minister at the University of Alabama, and director of campus life for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
In 2000 Dr. McIver was honored by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for his many years of service to higher education and for his leadership during the social changes of the Civil Rights Movement. In 2003, he and his wife, Mildred Sneeden McIver, were recipients of the David and Vera medal for leadership in the Marriage Enrichment Movement in North Amercia. He touched the lives of countless young persons throughout the span of his career. Notably, 24 young men decided to become minister during his campus ministry at Tuscaloosa, many of who still keep in touch with the McIvers.
McIver earned the B.A. degree from Centre College of Kentucky in 1941 where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1944, he graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with the B.D. degree. He received an honorary D.D. degree from Centre College in 1956 and earned the Ph.D. degree from New College of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1958. In 1968 he studied at the Ecumenical Institute in Celigny, Switzerland.
Dr. McIver is survived by his wife, a daughter, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. November 8, 2011 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Malcolm and Mildred McIver scholarship fund, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA 23227.