Presidential Transition

Houghton College has embarked on a national search for a new president.

Search Committee

  • John Lee
    Co-Chair, Board Chair
  • Carrie Whitcher
    Co-Chair, Board Member
  • Ross Atherton '21
    President, Student Government Association
  • Dan Bates '98
    Board Member, Chair of Enrollment Committee
  • Julian Cook '13
    Director, Houghton College Buffalo East Side
  • Tim Deckert '95
    Alumni Board President
  • Sarah Derck
    Faculty Chair of Biblical Studies, Theology, Philosophy
  • Scott Flanagan
    Academic Search
  • Russ Gunsalus
    Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development, The Wesleyan Church
  • Patrick Hager
    Staff Cabinet Vice President and Coach, Cross-Country/Track
  • Joey Jennings '86
    Board Member, Board Secretary
  • Kevin Knowlton '79
    Board Member, Chair of Advancement Committee
  • Nuk Kongkaw '11
    Staff Director of Mosaic Center
  • Gary Larder '62
    Board Member, Chair of Finance Committee
  • J. Anthony Lloyd '79
    Board Member, Chair of Academic Committee
  • Peter Meilaender
    Faculty Chair of History and Political Science
  • John Oden '08
    Executive Director of Advancement
  • Betsy Sanford
    President's Office
  • Terry Slye '79
    Board Member, Vice Chair of Board
  • Sunshine Sullivan
    Faculty Chair of Education
  • Ruth Woodworth
    Board Member, Chair of Student Life Committee

Shirley Mullen

President Shirley Mullen Announces Retirement

In an announcement on October 20, 2020, to the Board of Trustees and college community, Dr. Shirley Mullen shared her intention to complete her fifteen-year tenure as President of Houghton College at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more…


Have Questions?

The Search and Transition teams will continue to inform the community as appropriate of the ongoing developments in the presidential search. See below for answers to the most commonly asked questions or ask your own.

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