Northwestern Staff Changes

July 07, 2015

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE HAS HIRED DR. KENT EATON TO SERVE AS INTERIM PROVOST FOR THE 2015–16 ACADEMIC YEAR.

EATON COMES TO NORTHWESTERN AFTER SERVING AS PROVOST AND A PROFESSOR AT HOUSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND AT MCPHERSON COLLEGE. HE ALSO PREVIOUSLY WAS DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, RELIGION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY; ASSOCIATE DEAN OF BETHEL SEMINARY SAN DIEGO; AND A PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY AT A SEMINARY IN SPAIN.

EATON EARNED A DOCTORATE IN THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES, A MASTER OF THEOLOGY DEGREE FROM DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.

EATON REPLACES DR. JASPER LESAGE, WHO RETIRED IN MAY AFTER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE.

TWO MEMBERS OF NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE’S ADVANCEMENT OFFICE HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO LEAD THE EFFORTS OF THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE. MARK BLOEMENDAAL, DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AND PARENT RELATIONS, HAS BEEN NAMED DEAN OF ENROLLMENT AND MARKETING. JACKIE DAVIS, DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT, IS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS.

BLOEMENDAAL, A 1981 NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE GRADUATE, RECRUITED STUDENTS AS A COUNSELOR AND EVENTUALLY DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS FOR NEARLY 29 YEARS. HE HAD BEEN IN THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE SINCE 2010. IN HIS NEW ROLE, HE REPLACES KENTON PAULS, WHO LEFT AFTER FOUR YEARS TO WORK IN CLIENT RELATIONS WITH ACT INC.

DAVIS JOINED NORTHWESTERN’S ADVANCEMENT TEAM IN 2010 AS DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL GIVING AND WAS PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT TWO YEARS LATER. SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE WORKED FOR 17 YEARS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. SHE EARNED A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA.