Christian College Consortium News & Events

Andrea Scott Chosen as George Fox’s Next Provost

George Fox University named Amanda Scott to replace retiring Linda Samek as provost. Currently dean and professor of marketing at the Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University (CBU), Scott is originally from Kingston, Jamaica and a former Fulbright Scholar and a trustee at Wheaton College (IL). An academic leader who brings experience in the business world, with advertising agency experience with national clients such as General Mills and Wrigley, she worked with NBC during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and was a business analyst for Honeywell, Inc. Scott is passionate about developing principled leaders who are both considerate and courageous. Scott has a B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.B.A. from Emory University and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of South Florida. Her employment will begin July 1, 2020.

Laura Hartley Appointed Provost at Seattle Pacific University

Dr. Laura Hartley from George Fox University has been named the new Provost at Seattle Pacific University. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2020. Hartley is currently associate provost for student academic success and dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at George Fox where she oversees six multi-disciplinary academic departments as well as the Office of Student Learning Support Services, the Department of Professional Studies and other student success initiatives. Prior to George Fox, Hartley served as associate dean and director of general education at Templeton Honors College at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies (mathematics, communication, and world languages), she earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University in linguistics.

Jay Barnes Selected New CCC President

It is our privilege to announce that Jay Barnes will step into the Christian College Consortium Presidency on July 1, 2020. Since 1995, Jay has held leadership positions at Bethel University, serving as president from 2008-2020 and provost from 1995-2008. Prior to his time at Bethel, Jay held student life positions at both Messiah College and Wheaton College, and served as teacher and principal at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany. Jay will be the 8th President of the Christian College Consortium, since its inception in 1971. We are delighted with this appointment and deeply grateful to Jay and Barb Barnes for their service and leadership in Christian higher education. –Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Christian College Consortium.

Kevin J. Brown Selected as Asbury’s New President

Dr. Kevin J. Brown assumed the presidency after serving as associate dean of Asbury’s Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business (DSB). Brown earned the Ph.D. from Glasgow University, Scotland, after earning the BA and MBA from the University of Indianapolis, MLitt from University of St. Andrews University, Scotland Bringing a breadth of experience to the presidency with an academic background spanning business, theology and ethics, Brown served as a bank president before transitioning to higher education as a business and economics professor. His wife, Maria, is coordinator of Intercultural Affairs at Asbury. The Browns have three children–Cambel, Ada and Oliver.

Vechery Scholarship Recipients for 2020-21

Thirteen rising seniors have been selected to receive the 2020-21 Christian College Consortium Vechery Scholarship for $7,000 each. Congratulations! Read more about the recipients on the Vechery Scholarship page.

Events Coming Up
  • CCC Chief Academic Officers Spring Meeting 2020

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

  • CCC Presidents Fall 2020

    October 25-27, 2020 (Su-Tu)
    hosted by Gordon College
    Beauport Hotel
    55 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01903
    tel. 978.282.0008

  • CCC Chief Academic Officers Fall Meeting 2020

    Nov 10-11, 2020 (TuW)
    Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    tel. 619.291.2900

  • CCC Chief Academic Officers Fall Meeting 2021

    November 9-10, 2021 (Tu-W)
    Galt House Hotel
    140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    tel. 502.589.5200