MVNU to Celebrate Inauguration of Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., as Seventh President
November 8, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Mount Vernon Nazarene University will celebrate the inauguration of its seventh president, Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., on November 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Board of Trustees Chair Rev. Geoff Kunselman announced the election of Dr. Spaulding as the University's seventh president on November 2, 2012. After the resignation of Dr. Dan Martin, Dr. Spaulding briefly served as Interim President from April 18, 2012 to his election on November 2. He first came to MVNU to serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer in 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
Before coming to MVNU, Dr. Spaulding was the Professor of Philosophical Theology and Christian Ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary (2007-2009) in Kansas City. He also served as the Director of the Master of Divinity Program while there. Prior to that, he served as a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University and Eastern Nazarene College and as a Senior Pastor at several churches. His research interests have been in exploring the impact of the intersection of postmodern philosophy on Wesleyan-Holiness theology, and he has published four articles in the Wesleyan Theological Journal addressing this. Dr. Spaulding has been married to Sharon for forty years and they have three adult children: Shelly, Megan, and Henry III.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 32 states and six countries/U.S. territories.