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Offices and Services

On Nov. 2, 2012, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Board of Trustees elected Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II as the seventh president of MVNU. Dr. Spaulding had been serving as MVNU Provost and Chief Academic Officer at the time of his appointment.

Dr. Spaulding was inaugurated on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Dr. Spaulding has held a variety of roles and positions during his more than 30 years in higher education, including Professor of Religion at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.; Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.; and Director of the Master of Divinity Program at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

After completing his undergraduate work at Trevecca, Dr. Spaulding received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1977, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at The Florida State University in 1982.

During Dr. Spaulding's time as MVNU Provost, he helped guide the University through a comprehensive General Education revision. He also directed MVNU through the Ohio Board of Regents’ 10-year reauthorization process, and spearheaded the effort which led to the achievement of a Level II designation from the Higher Learning Commission for MVNU's online academic programs.

Dr. Spaulding is the author of several books including We Believe: Engaging the Doctrinal Heritage of the Church of the Nazarene (2011); We Live: Engaging the Moral Convictions of the Church of the Nazarene (2016); and a number of articles and academic papers on a wide range of topics.

Dr. Spaulding's wife, Sharon, also a graduate of Trevecca, is a teacher. They have three grown children. 

Dr. Henry Spaulding, II
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-392-6868, Ext. 4200
Dr. Barnett Cochran
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-392-6868, Ext. 3501
Dr. Robert Hamill
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-392-6868, Ext. 4400
Rev. Joe Noonen
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-392-6868, Ext. 4601
Rev. Scott Peterson
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-392-6868, Ext. 4130
Executive Committee of the Board
  • D. Geoffrey Kunselman, Chair
  • Robert J. Mahaffey, Vice Chair
  • Christopher M. Weghorst, Secretary
  • Sharon S. Dodds
  • Lee T. Skidmore
  • Stephen R. Ward
  • Henry W. Spaulding, ex-officio
East Ohio
  • David B. Lutz, Canton
    Superintendent, East Ohio District
  • Michael J. Cullado, Stow
  • Darrell C. Frazier, Akron
    Pastor, Arlington Church of the Nazarene
  • Gregory S. Kasler, Cambridge
    Pastor, Cambridge First Church of the Nazarene
  • Sandra A. Swift, New Cumberland, W.Va.
Eastern Kentucky
  • Douglas S. Wyatt, Richmond, Ky.
    Superintendent, Eastern Kentucky District
  • Bethany S. Mills, Inez, Ky.
  • Roy M. Penix, Inez, Ky.
    Pastor, Paintsville First Church of the Nazarene
North Central Ohio
  • Steve R. Ward, Mount Vernon
    Superintendent, North Central Ohio District
  • Kathy G. Greenich, Mount Vernon
  • Richard R. Henry, Jr., Amherst
    Pastor, Amherst Church of the Nazarene
  • Michael W. Legg, Ashtabula
    Pastor, Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene
  • Lee T. Skidmore, Medina
Northwestern Ohio
  • D. Geoffrey Kunselman, St. Mary’s
    Superintendent, Northwestern Ohio District
  • Sharon S. Dodds, Bellefontaine
  • Larry J. Hall, Urbana
    Pastor, Urbana Church of the Nazarene
  • Larry J. Hammond, St. Mary’s
  • Timothy M. Smith, St. Mary’s
    Pastor, St. Mary’s Church of the Nazarene
South Central Ohio
  • Trevor H. Johnston, Grove City
    Superintendent, South Central Ohio District
  • Earl L. Driggs, Logan
  • Rob W. McCorkle, Obetz
    Pastor, Crossroads Community Church
  • Steven C. Suttles, Orient
    Pastor, Darby Creek Church of the Nazarene
  • Christopher M. Weghorst, Pickerington
Southwestern Ohio
  • Douglas J. VanNest, West Chester
    Superintendent, Southwestern Ohio District
  • W. Marshall Duke, Cincinnati
  • Bob J. Mahaffey, West Chester
    Pastor, West Chester Church of the Nazarene
  • Robb R. Vogelmann, Liberty Township
  • Keven J. Wentworth, Beavercreek
    Pastor, Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene
West Virginia North
  • J. Kevin Dennis, Fairmont, W.Va.
    Superintendent, West Virginia North District
  • Brian W. Knight, Fairmont, W.Va.
  • Edwin R. Patterson, Ravenswood, W.Va.
West Virginia South
  • Mervin C. Smith, Charleston, W.Va.
    Superintendent, West Virginia South District
  • Adam M. Carr, Hurricane, W.Va.
  • Kent A. Estep, South Charleston, W.Va.
    Pastor, South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene
  • James A. Shank, Elkview, W.Va.
  • Robert A. Weaver, Huntington, W.Va.
Alumni Representatives
  • Douglas W. Boquist, Lima
    Pastor, Lima Community Church
  • Scott L. Campbell, Columbus
    Lay, South Central Ohio District
At-Large Representatives
  • Ify O. Anyalewechi, West Chester
    Southwestern Ohio District
  • Josephus A. Foster, Columbus
    South Central Ohio District
Regional Nazarene Youth International
  • Gregory L. Palmer, Cincinnati
    Southwestern Ohio District

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a great place to work! Extraordinary people represent our best asset and we are committed to providing ongoing professional development. As a faculty, staff or administrative employee, you will be encouraged to grow personally and spiritually, and develop your skills and abilities so that you can achieve career and educational success.

MVNU offers impressive benefits, a competitive salary, and possibly the best working environment anywhere.

Are you a good fit for MVNU? Check out the position opportunities listed by category to your left. If one seems to fit your background, experience and interests, please send in the requested materials at your earliest convenience. You could be the next member of our team!

MVNU is an equal opportunity employer and is pleased to comply with the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended). We do not discriminate with respect to a candidate's race, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, military service and/or disability. The University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply for open positions.

MVNU performs background checks on all of its accepted candidates to better ensure the quality of our working environment. These checks may include verification of your social security information, criminal convictions, driving records, educational credentials, past employment and, for certain positions, credit checks.

If you have questions concerning the University or any of our policies or processes, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Office, at or 740-397-9000 ext. 4403. We look forward to hearing from you!