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July 10, 2017

Roberts Appoints New Vice President for Student & Organizational Development

Effective July 1, Ruth Logan has been appointed to the role of vice president for student and organizational development and will continue as chief diversity officer of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary. Logan brings to this position more than 27 years’ experience in higher education. The restructuring of the college administrative team was initiated when cabinet member Dr. Nelson Hill announced his plan to retire at the end of the academic year.

“It has been an opportunity to review the roles of the cabinet officers and to focus on our needs going forward,” President Deana L. Porterfield said. “Each time of transition presents an opportunity to assess how best to align our team with the strategic goals of the institution. This restructuring has eliminated back-filling Hill’s position, which reduces operating costs and maximizes the skill sets of our leaders. Ruth’s passion for students and the people of our organization will allow the departments to thrive under her leadership. I am confident that she will incorporate her thorough understanding of the identity and heritage of Roberts and Northeastern, and her unique personal strengths, in her new work arena.”  

Logan brings extensive experiences in human resourcing and strong administrative leadership to this new role. She received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and management from Spring Arbor University and is a 2001 graduate of the Roberts Masters in Strategic Leadership program. She has served in many roles within the offices of Development and Human Resources since she joined Roberts and Northeastern in 1990.

As part of this restructuring Director of Athletics Bob Segave will now report directly to Porterfield. Athletics previously reported to Hill.

“It is important to maintain our focus on the institutional mission, as well as continuing to grow our NCAA DII athletics program. Athletics is an integral part of life at Roberts, and together we will make decisions to accomplish our goals,” Porterfield added. “I am looking forward to being more involved with the athletics program, building on the values and expectations of sports teams, and growing the Redhawks pride and involvement across the campus.”


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