President Spence welcomes Provost: Dr. Susan Hornshaw

Dr. Susan G. Hornshaw

I am pleased to announce that the Washington Adventist University Board of Trustees approved the recommendation for Dr. Susan G. Hornshaw to join the senior administrative team here at the University in the capacity of Provost.  I am also pleased to report that Dr. Hornshaw has accepted our offer and will begin her tenure at WAU on June 16, 2011.

Dr. Susan G. Hornshaw is a graduate of the University of Manitoba where she completed a B.A. degree in Psychology and a M.A. degree in Anthropology.  In 1982 she completed a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.  She has over thirty-four years’ experience as faculty member, director, and dean.  Her experience includes teaching, academic advising, supervision, curriculum development, research funding, publications, accreditation, recruiting, academic planning, and many other areas of academic administration.

I am confident that Dr. Hornshaw’s commitment to faith-based education and academic excellence, her proven innovative problem-solving, and her leadership in urban campus-community engagement will provide a solid foundation for guiding the University in the 21st Century. I look forward to working with her in building both the academic departments and the University.

Please join me in welcoming Provost Hornshaw to the campus of Washington Adventist University on June 16.

I would also like to use this opportunity to thank the members of the Provost Search Committee (Cathi Wilson, Gina Brown, Gaspar Colón, Davenia Lea, Deborah Brown, Emile John, Fitzroy Thomas, Grant Leitma, Lee Wisel, Renee Winkfield, Ramone Griffith, and Estevanny Jimenez).  Your time and contributions resulted in a fair, effective, and efficient process.  It is important also to mention the participation and input from faculty, staff, and students.   Your input played a major role in the final selection.  Two candidates were selected for onsite interviews.  The final selection was a difficult one.  Thank you for all your prayers and support for the continued growth and development of academic administration.

I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Ralph Johnson for his role in providing academic leadership during the search process.

Weymouth Spence, President