Monday, June 25, 2018—Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Ms. Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Ms. Ortiz-Moretta will commence her duties on Monday, July 2.
“It was after much prayer and careful consideration that I determined that Amy Ortiz-Moretta will bring a wealth of experience to fill this critical position,” Dr. Spence said. “I urge the entire University community to join me in welcoming this distinguished alumna back home to WAU.”
One of the finalists from the original search to fill the position in 2015, Ms. Ortiz-Moretta is no stranger to higher education. Having served the last 19 years at Kettering College in Ohio in a variety of student-focused roles, she served as Director of Student Life and Residence Hall, Director of Alumni Relations and Career Services, Title IX Coordinator, and Assistant Professor for the College. She holds an MS in Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor.
Ms. Ortiz-Moretta is also no stranger to WAU, having received her BS in Counseling Psychology here. Her son, Sonny, is currently a junior Political Science major at WAU.
Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.