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City Vision University Staff and Leadership

City Vision Staff

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Dr. Andrew Sears
President

Joy Vann-Hamilton

Dr. Joy Vann-Hamilton
Dean of School of Business

 

Lynda Mitton

Lynda Mitton
Addiction Studies Department Chair

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Nancy Young
Director of Admissions

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Ann Marie Cameron-Thompson
Director of Financial Aid

Rachael Jarboe
Rachael Jarboe
Director of Student Services
(Student Support)

 

Evan Donovan
Evan Donovan
Director of Educational Technology

 


TechMission / City Vision Board

City Vision University is a program of the Christian 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, TechMission, Inc. The board members of TechMission are:

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Major Bill Hurula, TechMission Board President

Major Hurula is the former Chief Financial Officer for the National Headquarters of the Salvation Army and currently serves as an Internal Auditor for The Salvation Army Western Territory. He also does financial consulting for nonprofit organizations in Western Michigan. A graduate of the Salvation Army College For Officer Training, Major Hurula has served the Salvation Army for over 40 years in numerous leadership positions across the country that updated and reorganized the Salvation Army’s financial systems. As a national project manager for the Salvation Army, Major Hurula led a national initiative called eQuip for Success, in conjunction with the Beaumont Foundation of America, to establish some 200 computer labs across the country to benefit the under-served in America. Major Hurula holds an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University.

 
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Commissioner Jim Knaggs

Commissioner Knaggs recently retired as the Western Territory Commander of the Salvation Army where he oversaw a $3 billion budget. Jim is a former student with City Vision University and he is helping to develop our strategy for partnering with the Salvation Army and similar organizations. He earned is Masters of Professional Study in Urban Ministries from Alliance Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management from Temple University. He is currently living in New Jersey near his grandchildren and working as a consultant. 

 
Lorraine Minor

Lorraine Minor

Lorraine Minor is the Director of the Servant Leadership Training Institution at the City Union Mission in Kansas City, MO. She received an M. Ed. in Adult and Occupational Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Aside from her work at City Union Mission, where she has served in various capacities for over 25 years, she has been an instructor at Central Missouri State University and a consultant for the Missouri State Department of Education.

She has served on several boards, including 12 years as a Trustee of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. She has also written countless articles, staff training manuals, and client curricula for work in urban ministry to the poor and homeless.

 

Steve Nelson

Steven Nelson is Senior Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School. Most recently, Steve served as Executive Director of the MBA Program at Harvard Business School, where he oversaw the delivery of programs and services to 1,800 full-time students and 140 teaching faculty. Before that, as Executive Director of the Initiative on Social Enterprise, he led a major effort at HBS focused on the leadership, management, and governance of nonprofit organizations, and the role of business in society. Steve earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. He currently serves on the board of The Harvard Cooperative Society (The COOP) and the Council of 125 at Gordon College, and previously as a director on the boards of the Northwestern Alumni Association, Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding, Project Bread, Daybreak, and the advisory boards of TechMission, Pura Vida Partners, and Victory Charter Schools in New York.

   
Amanda Sanchez

Dr. Amanda Sanchez

Dr. Amanda Sanchez is the Executive Director of CaCHE Global, which has the vision of “every church a college.” CaCHE operates church-based education programs serving the poor in Nairobi, Kenya. She has developed curricula for a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project and the Women Leaders of Tomorrow program in Pakistan and has served as an Associate Editor with Reconsidering Development. She also helped to found a grant-funded interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Minnesota. She graduated from the nation’s top graduate school of education, Vanderbilt University (M.Ed.), as well as Pepperdine University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a specialization in Comparative and International Development Education).

   
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Dr. Jay Gary

Dr. Jay Gary is the former Graduate Program Director in School of Business of LeTourneau University. He previously served as the Program Director of a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight at Regent University.  He also previously served as the Alliances Manager for the Laussanne Movement. He also served as the National Director for the Institute of International Studies, where he managed a 10-person team to develop the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, which has become the most widely used course in training Christians about global missions.

 
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Dr. Brad Smith

Dr. Brad Smith is the President of Bakke Graduate University, which is focused on developed global, urban, transformational leaders. He previously served as the President of Leadership Network, which was founded by Bob Buford. He previously served as the Director of New Programs for the Center of Christian Leadership in Dallas Seminary. He received a Bachelor of Business Management from Texas A&M, Masters of Theology for Dallas Theological Seminary, Doctorate from Bakke University.

   

Dr. Walker Tzeng

Dr. Walker Tzeng is the Executive Director of the World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA). He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Olivet University. He serves on the board of Association for Biblical Higher Education and the National Association of Evangelicals. He is on the International Leadership Forum of the World Evangelical Alliance and formerly served as their IT Director. He received his B.S. in Cybernetics from UCLS, his M.Div. from Olivet University and his D.Min from Olivet University.

 

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry has been the Chief Information Officer at LeTourneau University from 2006 to the present. He is a member of various professional organizations, such as the Association of Professional Futurists and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). One of his chief interests is in using technology and innovation to transform Christian higher education.

 


 


CITY VISION BOARD OF REGENTS

The Board of Regents has primary academic oversight of City Vision University's programs.

Rev. James M. Harriger, Executive Director 
Victory Mission, Springfield, MO 
 
Rev. Perry Jones, Executive Director
Capital City Mission, Albany, NY
 
Dr. Jean LaCour 
NET Training Institute, Orlando, FL 
 
Lorraine A. Minor, Assistant Director
City Union Mission, Kansas City, MO
 
Brad Smith, President
Bakke University, Seattle, WA
Rev. Mark Siegrist, Director of Education 
Denver Rescue Mission, Denver CO 
 
Barbara Clemenson,
Case-Western University, Euclid, OH
 
Fletcher L. Tink 
Mid-America Nazarene University, Olathe, KS 
 
Jack Leonard
University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA
 
Jay Gary, Director
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

TECHMISSION/CITY VISION ADVISORY BOARD

The following people have agreed to play an informal advisory function for City Vision and TechMission.

Steve Nelson, Harvard Business School
Former Executive Director HBS
Former Director of HBS Social Entrepreneurship Program
 
Dick K. P. Yue
Founder, MIT Open Courseware
Professor, Director of International Programs, MIT
Former Associate Dean of Engineering, MIT
 
Daniel Hastings
Former Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program
Professor of Engineering Systems and Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Dean for Undergraduate Education, MIT
 
Lisa Cummins
President, Urban Strategies
Former Director, White House Faith and Community-Based Initiatives
 
Richard Morris
Director, Learning Technologies Missionary Aviation Fellowship
 
Rich Bonham
Executive Director, Greater Europe Mission
 
Dave Hackett
Associate Director, VisionSynergy
 
Tom Nurkkala
Associate Professor, Taylor University
 
John Dyer
Director of Web Development, Dallas Theological Seminary
 
Jon Hirst
President and CEO, Global Mapping International

Justin Long
Team Mobilization ^ Information Specialist, Mission to Unreached Peoples
Rev. Mark Siegrist, Director of Education 
Denver Rescue Mission, Denver CO 
 
Ron Hannaford
Director of Distance Learning, Biola
 
Tony Whittaker
Founder, Internet Evangelism Day
Web Advocate, SOON Ministries
 
Robert Fortner
Professor, American University, Bulgaria, Hope College
 
Pat Bailey
Associate Professor, Calvin College
 
Walker Tzeng
Chief Operating Officer, Olivet University
 
Heidi Campbell
Associate Professor, Texas A&M
 
David Bourgeois
Associate Professor, Biola University
 
Dan Henrich
Senior Consultant, Communication Resources International
 
Sas Conradie
Global Generosity Network
 
Drew Dickens
President/CEO, Need Him Ministries
 
Rudy Carrasco
US Regional Facilitator, Partners Worldwide