NNU announces new deans for 2019-2020 academic year

Nampa, Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University introduced four returning faculty members who have been selected to serve in new roles as deans.

College of Arts & Humanities – Judy Marlett

Marlett is a professor of music who has been an NNU faculty member since 1996. Judy has served the NNU community in a variety of roles, including CAS faculty vice-chair and most recently as the chair of the faculty.

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences – Lawanna Lancaster

Lancaster is a professor of social work who has been an NNU faculty member since 2002. Lawanna has served in multiple roles during her time at NNU, including CAGS faculty vice-chair and as Director of NNU’s MSW Program.

College of Education – LoriAnn Sanchez

Sanchez is an associate professor of education who has been an NNU faculty member since 2012. LoriAnn has served as chair of NNU’s Undergraduate Department of Education and as director of NNU’s Adult & Professional Programs in Education.

College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science – Jamee Nixon

Nixon is an associate professor of biology who has been an NNU faculty member since 2007. Jamee has served on a number of councils and committees during her time at NNU and has served this past year as chair of the Assessment and Accreditation Committee.

The four new deans join returning deans Bill Russell, dean of the College of Business; Leonie Sutherland, dean of the College of Nursing; Brent Peterson, dean of the College of Theology & Christian Ministries; and Duane Slemmer, dean of Academic Services.

--Northwest Nazarene University

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