Houghton College and President Shirley Mullen are proud to welcome Dr. Scott E. McClelland as the new dean of extension studies. McClelland’s role in this position is to strategically manage Houghton’s non-residential Buffalo Associate of Arts program, Houghton Adult Education and Houghton Online Education.
In the interest of its new education deliverables, the college recognized a need for this position and conducted a competitive search which resulted in the hiring of McClelland. He comes to Houghton from Delray Beach, Fla., where he served as executive director and associate dean of Trinity International University’s Florida campus.
McClelland’s primary experience includes development and oversight of budgets, administrative personnel, faculty and students on two campuses; financial aid and donor development; and the growth of undergraduate and graduate programs in adult education.
McClelland earned a doctorate degree of philosophy from The University at Edinburgh; a master of theology degree from Westminster Theological Seminary; and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Wheaton College.
McClelland states, “As dean of extension studies, I hope to participate in expanding the mission of Houghton College, and the quality education provided here, to a broader number of students beyond the scope of our residential campus. I'll be learning from many here who have created the rich legacy of the Houghton College community, to develop ways we can capture the core of what makes Houghton such a special place, and carefully try to replicate those principles in adult education, online programs and our new Houghton in Buffalo initiative.”
Houghton welcomes McClelland to the community in October, where he will serve primarily from the West Seneca campus.