Welcome to the Office of the Provost
The Provost’s Office provides leadership and support to the faculty and all academic programs, including the traditional undergraduate program, extension sites, and online programs. In addition, the provost oversees the admissions and marketing offices, the College’s strategic planning process, and serves as a member of the President’s Staff.
Meet the Provost
Jack Connell ’83 has served as provost and dean of the faculty at Houghton College since 2016. He has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Rochester, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, a master's degree from Asbury Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from Houghton College. Previously he served for eight years at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where he was vice president of Northeastern Seminary, senior vice president of advancement, and executive vice president.
Jack has nearly 20 years of pastoral experience, including 11 years as senior pastor of Crosswinds Wesleyan Church in Canandaigua, NY. During his tenure, Crosswinds grew from 200 to 1,400 in weekend attendance and became one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the Wesleyan denomination. He has taught and spoken at numerous events and churches, has had articles published in a variety of publications.
Jack and his wife, Wendy, have four children. Wendy is also a graduate of Houghton College and is an English teacher.