King serves as associate provost at Oregon State University, and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. His responsibilities in the provost’s office include:
- OSU Extended Campus
- Summer Session
- Open Educational Resources
- Professional and Continuing Education
- Extension and Experiment Station Communications
In addition, King serves on the senior executive team for the Division of Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State.
From 2006 to 2009, he was the department head of OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications, and Communications Program Leader for OSU Extension.
During 1998 to 2006, King was executive director of the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS)—a consortium of 40 Indiana colleges and universities—and CEO of the Indiana College Network.
King also served as the Acting Director of Communications (1991 to 1993) for the Cooperative State Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
During that time King led the Agricultural Communication Service department at Purdue University from 1990-1998, and before that was on the Agricultural Communications faculty at Oregon State University from 1976-1990.
King has led ADEC/USDA sponsored delegations to China on three occasions. He has a track record of international communications and distance education program development in México, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Kenya, and China.
King has a Masters degree from the University of Oregon in Journalism (1983) and Bachelors degree from California State University, Chico in Mass Communication (1972.)