Trevecca welcomes Terrence Schofield as Associate Provost for Mission Excellence & Reconciliation

Trevecca Nazarene University has hired Dr. Terrence Schofield to fill the newly established role of associate provost for mission excellence and reconciliation, school officials announced.

Schofield, who has extensive experience in diversity leadership and as a higher education instructor and pastor, is a practicing psychologist and author who’s provided training for Fortune 500 companies and counseling for players in the NBA. Most recently, he served as director of social services at The Helin Institute in Sacramento, California, and as a resident clinical psychologist at Abingdon Psychological Services in Virginia, while teaching courses in psychology and counseling as an adjunct instructor at Regent University. Among his previous roles, Schofield served as director of global diversity for Promise Keepers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schofield to the Trevecca community to provide strategic leadership for achieving mission excellence,” said Trevecca Provost Dr. Tom Middendorf. “His vast experience in listening to and understanding people, his ability to help diverse groups come together and his Christ-centered foundation will be true assets for Trevecca.”

In his new role, Schofield’s responsibilities will include providing diversity training for faculty and employees; leading committees; assisting campus leaders in planning and implementing diversity initiatives; and advising departments and teams throughout Trevecca’s campus.

Schofield earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in general psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis. In previous roles he has served as a senior pastor, a hospice chaplain and a personal and academic counselor, primarily for employers based in Knoxville and East Tennessee. His collegiate academic instruction experience prior to Regent has included service with Maryville College, North East State Community College and Pellissippi State Community College.

Schofield’s community service work has included coordinating social services for Etalon Mos, Inc., and the Chelsea Foundation. He has also provided organizational training for corporations and universities through Relationship Academy. He is the author of four books and a number of articles about cultural and mental health issues.

Dr. Terrence Schofield can be reached at 916-474-9797 or

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In addition to its historic main campus near downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes worldwide. With students from 47 states and 39 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 81 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

Trevecca has been recognized recently with a national university listing in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges; a doctoral university classification from the Carnegie Foundation; and a statewide top 10 listing by WalletHub’s 2021 College and University Ranking.

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