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Prof. Joy Strickland

Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention

Contact Information

740-392-6868 Ext. 4281Email Prof. Strickland

In The News

  • Strickland, Bossley honored with Excellence In the Call

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 13, 2022) — Faculty and staff at Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated their peers during the Excellence In the Call awards reception held Dec. 7, in Foster Hall. Two faculty members were honored — Professor Joy Strickland, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention; and Dr. Jon Bossley, Associate Professor of Biology.

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Professional Experience:
  • AVP for Student Success and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, July 2017 to present
  • Director of the Life Directions Center, Colorado Christian University, July 2008 – June 2017
  • Assistant Director/Advisor, Life Directions Center, Colorado Christian University, June 2006 – June 2008
  • Director of Student Activities, Colorado Christian University, October 2002 – August 2006
  • Assistant Manager, Talbots, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, June 2000 – September 2002
  • Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Recreation Programs, Gordon College, August 1997 – June 2000
  • Resident Director, Houghton College, August 1995 – May 1997
Professional Organizations:
  • Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange
  • NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Apple Award Recipient (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Presentations
  • Strong Interest Inventory Assessment Presentations
  • StrengthsQuest Assessment Presentations
  • Social-Emotional Skills and College Readiness Presentations
  • B.A. in Mass Communication, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
  • M.Ed. College Student Development, Alfred University, Alfred, New York


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English