Christian College Consortium News & Events

Michael D. Hammond Replaces Jeff Moshier as Taylor Provost

Taylor University named Michael D. Hammond, dean of the School of Humanities, Art and Biblical Studies to replace outgoing Provost Jeff Moshier effective June 1. Moshier’s most rewarding experience as provost has been recruiting new faculty and helping equip them for their ministry roles. As of this year, Moshier will have recruited 67 faculty members. Moshier and President P Lowell Haines have been helping prepare Hammond for his new role as provost. “Dr. Hammond is a wonderful colleague,” Moshier said. “I was thrilled to recruit him back to Taylor…I think God has been preparing him for this role for his entire life.” Hammond holds the B.A. from Taylor, M.A. from Wheaton, and Ph.D. from University of Arkansas. He hopes to harmonize academics and discipleship and prioritize servant leadership. Michael and his wife Jen have six children.

Vechery Scholarship Recipients for 2018-19

Thirteen rising seniors have been selected to receive the 2018-19 Christian College Consortium Vechery Scholarship for $7,000 each. Congratulations! Read more about the recipients on the Vechery Scholarship page.

Brian Hartley Appointed VPAA at Greenville

Greenville College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian T. Hartley as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, replacing Dr. Edwin Estevez who now oversees marketing and enrollment at Greenville as COO. Dr. Hartley has served on the faculty since 1993 as Professor of Philosophy and Theology specializing in Church History, Historical Theology, and Worship and Preaching. A Greenville alum, Dr. Hartley earned the M.Div at Princeton Theological Seminary and Ph.D. at Saint Louis University.

Malone Appoints D. Nathan Phinney Provost

Dr. D. Nathan Phinney was appointed to the position of Provost by Malone University following a national search. Phinney has served Malone as interim provost since July of 2015 and previously as dean of the College of Theology, Arts and Sciences (CTAS). He joined Malone’s biblical studies faculty in 2004. Phinney earned the Ph.D. from Yale University where he also completed master’s degrees in Old Testament and Religion. He completed his B.A. at Taylor University. Phinney and his wife Janelle have three children, a son, James, and twin daughters, Claire and Victoria.

Margaret Diddams Appointed Provost at Wheaton College

Dr. Margaret Diddams has been appointed Provost of Wheaton College to succeed Dr. Stanton Jones who announced last year that he will step down as Provost and return to teaching at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Diddams currently serves as Assistant Provost at Seattle Pacific University. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Psychology, and earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. Diddams started her academic career at Columbia University before joining the faculty at Seattle Pacific University in 1993. In addition to her academic work, Diddams has worked as a Senior Manager in Strategic Services at Microsoft and founded DuPlissis & Diddams Associates, a consulting practice specializing in survey research, organizational development and executive coaching. Diddams and her husband, Stan, have four adult children: Michael, Marjorie, S. Scott and James.

Events Coming Up
  • CCC Presidents Spring Meeting 2019

    March 24-27, 2019
    Miramonte Resort
    45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210
    tel. 760.341.2200

  • CCC Chief Academic Officers Spring Meeting 2019

    June 12-14, 2019
    hosted by Houghton College
    The Inn at Houghton Creek
    9722 Genesee Street, Houghton, NY 14744
    tel. 585.567.8400

  • CCC Chief Academic Officers Spring Meeting 2020

    June 10-12, 2020
    hosted by Malone University
    Gervasi Vineyard
    1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
    tel. 330.244.9148