Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. Lanette SessinkLanette Sessink
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 4601
Vice President for Student Life at
Mount Vernon Nazarene University


  • Ed.D. - Saint Louis University; Saint Louis, MO - Education (Leadership and Administration)
  • Master of Education - Oakland University; Rochester, MI - Education (Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Olivet Nazarene University; Kankakee, IL - Physical Education/Business
Professional Experience:
  • 2009-Present - Vice President for Student Life at Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • 2001-2009 - Associate Athletic Director/Division Chair for Health and Exercise Science/Associate Professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • 1995-2001 - Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • 1993-1995 - Financial Analyst/Chrysler Corporation
  • 1985-1993 - Executive Secretary/Chrysler Corporation
Professional Organizations:
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Nazarene Student Leadership Association
  • American Association for Higher Education
Awards and Recognition:
  • Pioneer Award at MidAmerica Nazarene University 2009
  • Who's Who Among American Women 2004
  • NCCAA Coach of the Year in 2001
  • All-State Volleyball Player
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame at ONU in 1992
  • Biked across America in 1988
Favorite Scripture Verse:
  • Colossians 3:23 — Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:
  • Bike Riding
  • Played collegiate volleyball, basketball and softball
  • Love being outdoors
  • Love spending time with family and friends
  • Worked at a Chinese Restaurant one summer where I received a $50 tip my last day of work

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