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Washington Adventist University Names New Provost

Story by WAU Staff


Susan G. Hornshaw, PhD, was recently named provost at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md. Hornshaw is a graduate of the University of Manitoba in Canada where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology. In 1982 she received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.

Gaspar Colón, PhD, chair of the search committee, notes that Hornshaw’s experience and expertise in many facets of higher education uniquely qualify her to assume the helm of academic administration at WAU. He says, as an accomplished educator with an extensive background in education, Hornshaw will add strength to her position on the senior administrative team of the university.

“I am very pleased to start at WAU,” said Hornshaw. “I am looking forward to serving the students and assisting the faculty.”

Weymouth Spence, EdD, WAU president is thrilled to have Hornshaw on board. “I am confident that Dr. Hornshaw’s commitment to faith-based education and academic excellence, her proven innovative problem-solving and her leadership in urban campus-community engagement will provide a solid foundation for guiding the university in the 21st century,” he said. “I look forward to working with her in building both the academic departments and the university.”

Hornshaw commenced her duties in June.

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