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Bruce Peifer Takes New Role at Washington Adventist University

Bruce-PeiferBruce Peifer has been well known at Washington Adventist University (WAU) for his role as the athletic director, vice president for advancement and chair of the department of health, wellness and physical education. Beginning July 1, Peifer stepped into the role of vice president for student life.

In his new role, Peifer will represent and assist WAU students by supervising services such as housing, health, dining and social activities. “After being in Adventist education for more than 30 years, taking this leadership position was appealing to me because it will allow me to more closely connect with students,” he says.

Before coming to WAU, his previous experience as a teacher, coach and athletic director took place at the following educational institutions: Lynwood Academy (Calif.), Loma Linda University (Calif.), La Sierra University (Calif.) and Oakwood University (Ala.).

“I really believe in the student experience, and want to help offer them a wholistic experience by tending to their academic, spiritual and social needs,” he says.

Peifer and his wife, Edith Joy (Doggette), have two daughters, Masika and Michaela, a WAU senior this year.

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