Geneva College announces the appointment of three new academic deans: Dean of Academic Administration, Dean of Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty Development. Each position is a half-time administrative position, with the balance of each person’s time being spent in a faculty role, and will carry an initial term of two years.
“These three people are responsible for administration of the for-credit, class-based education at Geneva, as well as a variety of other related programs and activities of the College,” said Provost Ken Carson.
The new Dean of Academic Administration, Dr. Terri Williams, will be responsible for ensuring that resources for academic programs are effectively allocated, including budgetary concerns, personnel, time and facilities. She will continue to chair the Department of Psychology, Counseling and Human Services as well as teach.
Dr. Melinda Stephens, Dean of Academic Programs, oversees the quality of academic course content, including the integration of faith and learning in accordance with the mission of the College. She will continue to teach in the Department of Chemistry.
Dean of Faculty Development Dr. Dave Guthrie, former Academic Dean, will be responsible for enabling faculty members to excel in their positions. “The college has greatly benefited from Dave’s tenure as Academic Dean,” says Carson. “We are deeply grateful for the leadership, wisdom, passion and friendship that he has demonstrated over these past four years.”
Rounding out the team responsible for education and student life outside of the classroom are Dean of Student Development Mike Loomis and Athletic Director Dr. Kim Gall.
“This group of five individuals will work with me, with the faculty, and with the staff of the College to provide leadership to the various aspects of a student's experience at Geneva,” says Carson. “ I think that this is a strong administrative team and I look forward to working closely with them in the months and years ahead.”
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.