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New Dean Brings Diverse Experience

Warner Pacific names new administrator

7/7/2015, 5:07 p.m.
Warner Pacific College has welcomed Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichol as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of ...
Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichols at Warner Pacific College.

Warner Pacific College has welcomed Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichols as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, a position that plays a critical role in developing partnerships with local high schools and community colleges, providing oversight of academic polices and curriculum as well as serving as the chief accreditation officer.

Nichols brings 30 years of diverse experience in improving student learning, empowering urban communities, facilitating study abroad, serving first-generation students, and fundraising, college officials said.

Dr. Andrea Cook, president of Warner Pacific, said, “I believe God called Dr. Nichols to Warner Pacific College for ‘such a time as this.’ His proven gifts in administration, educational program management, and fund development will support the college’s rich tradition of providing Christ-centered, liberal arts education to our students.”

Dr. Nichols received his Bachelor of Arts from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. He holds a Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and a Doctor of Education in Organization and Leadership – International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.

He has written and presented extensively on topics related to student achievement and engaging urban families through education, community partnership, development, and strategic planning.

Warner Pacific students will officially meet Dr. Nichols during the College’s Welcome Weekend at the end of August when classes resume.