Eastern Nazarene College implements cabinet reorganization
Published: 2010-03-30

Eastern Nazarene College announced a reorganization of its top leadership that includes the creation of two new cabinet positions: provost and vice president of spiritual development.

With the reorganization, Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Research Timothy Wooster will assume the newly created position of Provost and Dean of the College. Wooster will serve as the chief academic officer responsible for traditional undergraduate programs as well as adult and graduate studies, while maintaining oversight of enrollment and institutional research.

“One of the centerpieces of our vision for ENC is to fully integrate and coordinate the student experience,” said President Corlis McGee, who noted that the reorganization was formally approved Saturday at the semi-annual meeting of the college’s board of trustees. “Using a provost model – where academics, enrollment, student development and spiritual development are coordinated under one administrative position – moves ENC closer to that model, enabling us to more purposefully coordinate all areas of student life.”

To that end, Corey MacPherson, director of spiritual development and chaplain, will assume the new position of vice president of spiritual development and church relations, overseeing the campus’s spiritual life as well as relationships with the regional Nazarene churches. MacPherson will continue as chaplain of the college.

McGee said the reorganization was prompted by the decision of current Vice President of Academic Affairs Nancy Ross to return to teaching at the conclusion of the current academic year after four years of service as academic dean. In addition, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kendall Whittington recently announced his decision to leave his position as of June 30 for personal reasons. ENC has begun the process of selecting a replacement.

“These recent transitions presented an opportunity to strategically restructure the cabinet positions to capitalize on the gifts and areas of expertise of the current cabinet members in order to better serve our students,” McGee said. “Consolidating enrollment and academic affairs into the new provost position will also create efficiencies, reducing the number of cabinet-level positions by one.”

Wooster, a 1986 graduate of ENC, received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina before completing post-doctoral research at the University of Vermont. He taught chemistry for 10 years at Pennsylvania’s Westminster College, serving as chair of the Chemistry Department for four years. Wooster joined the ENC faculty in 2003 and served as both a professor of chemistry and associate dean for academic affairs before being named vice president for enrollment and institutional research in 2008.

“Timothy has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and faith-centered education,” McGee said. “He brings a wealth of energy and excitement to the provost position, combined with superior skills and a breadth of knowledge.”

MacPherson, also an ENC alumnus, graduated from the college in 1996 with a BA in Business Administration. He earned a Master of Divinity in 2000 from Nazarene Theological Seminary and completed a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2009. Before returning to ENC in 2008 to serve as director of spiritual development and chaplain, he served as pastor at Setauket, New York’s North Shore Church of the Nazarene, which he and his wife began in 2000.

“Corey’s authentic love and passion for the spiritual growth and well being of ENC’s students, faculty and staff have been evident in his interactions, both on campus and across the region,” McGee said. “He has a broad vision for all cultures and classes, and is a leader in challenging the campus community to go deeper in our relationship with Christ and our understanding of reconciliation and justice.”



ENC News Center

More
A Cappella Choir travels to Cape Cod for annual retreatA Cappella Choir travels to local churches with newly formed Alumni ChoirCareer Week provides job and internship opportunities for studentsChamber Singers to perform seasonal Madrigals FeastChoral Union to perform Haydn’s “The Creation”Choral Union to present free performances of The Messiah by HandelCoach Stephen Hamilton receives NSCAA Premier DiplomaCollege Shutdown for ChristmasCommunity collaboration to mark production of SeussicalConvocation ceremony opens the school yearCriminal Justice students walk for changeDr. Karl Giberson speaks at Asbury Theological SeminaryDr. Linda Nease Scott named Associate Dean for Academic AffairsDr. Stephen Dillman Named Director of Church RelationsDr. William Driscoll Named Interim Director of Adult & Graduate StudiesEastern Nazarene College celebrates new financial aid strategyEastern Nazarene College graduates 240 in QuincyEastern Nazarene College holds winter commencement exercisesEastern Nazarene College implements cabinet reorganizationEastern Nazarene College receives NIH grantEastern Nazarene College’s Musica Eclectica concert series to present pianist Brady Millican Feb. 19ENC A Cappella Choir to perform at Carnegie HallENC Alum featured in Boston HeraldENC alumnus wins top award from SECENC Athletics Welcomes Sports Information Director and Women’s Softball CoachENC Basketball Alum head coach at Clemson UniversityENC Historians to Edit Journal on Faith and HistoryENC Lion seen at Prudential CenterENC names Dr. Scott Turcott Vice President for Institutional AdvancementENC Ranked in Top Tier for U.S. News' Best Regional Colleges of 2011ENC rolls out the Red Carpet for prospective studentsENC seeks community input as part of re-accreditation processENC Theater Department to present EleemosynaryENC to hold commencement May 15ENC to host PALCON 2010 - June 8-11ENC to launch Boston Semester programENC to launch new Center for Responsibility and JusticeENC to mark first anniversary of Haitian earthquake with chapel serviceENC to present free lecture by historian Larry FriedmanENC welcomes prospective freshmen for annual ‘Honors Weekend’ENC Welcomes VIP Students to CampusFree history lecture featuring Thomas S. KiddGermantown after-school kids visit the jungle with the Animal Caretakers TeamGiberson Hits Walk-Off Homerun For The WinHarvard University historian Jill Lepore to give free lectureHistorical Society blog wins international awardHistory Department to present free lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon WoodJacqueline Dyer, Ph.D. joins ENC facultyKen Stanford elected New England D.S.President McGee honored with 2010 Maggie Sloan Crawford AwardProfessor Laurie Giles, JD, joins Psychology and Criminal Justice departmentProfessors and Students Featured Live on the RadioRenowned Photographer Art Wolfe to lead seminarSarah Good joins Eastern Nazarene CollegeShe’s not the retiring type, even after 50 yearsSpangenberg Parlor Grand OpeningStaff and Faculty Honored at Awards DinnerStrategic Management students rank in top 2% of collegesSymphonic Winds and 4 O'Clock Jazz Ensemble present holiday concertTop Ten Reptile ReactionsVisit ENC on a Red Carpet DayWATD to broadcast Messiah performance