Brad Voyles Promoted to VP for Student Development
President Niel Nielson is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Voyles to the role of vice president for student development/dean of students at Covenant College on November 5, 2009.
"Over these last five years, Brad has demonstrated outstanding and creative leadership in all the aspects of his responsibilities as dean of students," said President Nielson. "With his oversight responsibilities also including academic support, the diversity program, health and counseling services, and safety and security, it is appropriate to include him as a vice presidential member of the senior administrative team."
In addition, Voyles now also oversees the athletics program, including intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports.
The other members of Covenant's vice presidential team are Troy Duble and Dr. Jeff Hall. Duble, vice president for advancement, oversees development, alumni relations, church relations, communications, career services, facilities, grounds, and auxiliary services. Oversight of academics, business, financial aid, technology services, and human resources rests with Hall, vice president for academic affairs and chief financial officer.
"Brad is a joy to work with, both because he's a very hard worker and because he has a wonderful understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College and how its alumni should be equipped to serve the world," said Troy Duble. "Brad will do an excellent job of decision-making, as he understands his area of expertise very well but also has good peripheral vision across the institution."
Voyles earned a M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, a M.Ed. in educational administration from Southern Illinois University, and a B.A. in biological sciences from DePauw University. He joined Covenant College in 2005 as dean of students, after previously serving in a similar role at Belhaven College.
Final ratification of Voyles' promotion to vice president is contingent on approval by the College's Board of Trustees and his successfully passing a theological examination administered by the Theological Examining Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Voyles and his wife, Kelli, are the parents of three children and are members of Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an elder.