Wed, Dec 5 2012
LeTourneau University has named John Lommel as senior director of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness.
He comes to LeTourneau University from Alaska Christian College where he served for nearly four years as Academic Dean and Title III Project Manager. Title III is a federal department of education grant that provides funding to colleges to enhance academic learning.
During his time at Alaska Christian College, Lommel led the school in receiving initial accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education. He oversaw program development and institutional effectiveness. He also co-wrote ACC’s Title III application and oversaw the subsequent implementation of the award, including construction of a new academic wing and library renovation.
Lommel has supervised multiple departments and views institutional effectiveness as a refining process that improves the institution.
“I view the institutional effectiveness process as to ensure constant growth and improvement,” Lommel said.
Lommel graduated from North Park University in 2002 with a double-major in Bible studies and philosophy. He served as a youth pastor for six years as he pursued his master of divinity in 2007 and his master’s in theology in 2009, both from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher education from Azusa Pacific University. He and his wife, Kristen, have been married for 10 years and are the parents of three small children.