This change will enable the university to improve the quality of these programs, provide better services to adult learners, make programs more adult-friendly, and position the university to develop additional programs to meet the educational needs of adult learners.
In January, the university announced that David Phillips, D.Min., was selected as dean to lead this new academic unit.
Phillips comes to this position from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was vice president of Online Education. A graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, he holds four master's degrees, including one in adult education and distance learning, one in instructional design for online learning, one in biblical studies, and a master's of divinity.
Phillips also served as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene from 1973 to 1998. He will become a full-time employee at Trevecca in April.