Carol Green, founding dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, is leaving to take a position at an Oregon Christian college, according to a school press release.
She will become George Fox University’s first dean of its school for professional studies, which houses the college’s adult degree programs. She and her family will be moving to Portland, Ore., at the end of this month.
“I have truly enjoyed working at Wayland and living in Clovis,” Green said. “We hate to leave, but we know that God wants us in Portland, so we’re ready for this new adventure.”
Green’s last day at WBU-Clovis will be Aug. 12, although she will attend the school’s Aug. 26 graduation ceremony.
Former Clovis News Journal writer and editor Gary Mitchell, who currently serves as assistant to the dean, has been named interim dean for the Clovis campus until the search for a new dean is completed, the release stated.
Green began her first semester at Wayland with an office at Cannon Air Force Base and 15 students. Under her leadership, the Clovis/Cannon enrollment grew from 15 to 250 students. In 2000, the university relocated to downtown Clovis to accommodate the growing campus.
Within the past four years, she has added programs in elementary education, management, and educational administration for Clovis area students, the release said.
“It is our loss that Dr. Green is leaving the university, but she has given nine years of wonderful service that have been very meaningful for WBU and her efforts will be evident for many years to come,” said Bill Hardage, Wayland Baptist University executive vice president. “Wayland Baptist University is a better place for having had Dr. Green serve on her staff. We pray for God’s richest blessings as she moves to the next phase of her career. Those of us who have worked with Dr. Green know with all confidence that she will be successful no matter where she serves.”
George Fox is a Christian university ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Value” and as a top-tier western regional university.