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Multnomah University Appoints New Associate College Dean

Multnomah University has appointed Professor Dave Jongeward to the position of Associate Dean of Student Support. He assumed his new role on July 1, 2011 and is now supervising several departments, directors, and budgets:

• University Career Services 
• Student Services Department 
• Student Ministries Department
• Athletic Department

As a part of the Provost Academic Council (PAC) and the Academic Dean's Council (ADC), Professor Jongeward will represent the student support departments and non-curricular programs.

Professor Jongeward will, in addition to the tasks associated with his new position, share the responsibilities of his previous position (Associate College Academic Dean) with Dr. Rex Koivisto, the new Academic Dean.

About Dave Jongeward

Professor Dave Jongeward has served at Multnomah for 26 years and has served on the Academic Dean's Council since its birth 20 years ago.

Professor Jongeward has also served as the Director of Student Ministries, Chair of the Arts and Sciences Division, and Chair of the Christian Ministries Division in the Bible College. In his tenure at Multnomah, he helped develop, launch, teach, and lead the Youth Ministries program and Psychology Minor (helping phase it into a Psychology Major). He has also taught a variety of classes and assisted as Dean of Students, Chair of Pastoral Ministries Department, and coordinator/advisor of the Communications Studies Department.

Professor Jongeward earned his B.A. at Wheaton College, M.A. at Wheaton College Graduate School, M.A. at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, and is a current PhD Candidate at Gonzaga University.


"I have a deep love and passion for students and my new responsibilities will put me more in touch with them and the departments that relate to and support them," Professor Jongeward said. "I am excited about having an opportunity to serve alongside faculty and staff who work with the non-curricular aspects of student life. I love connecting and hanging out with students, and now it is even more a part of my job description, so I get paid to do what I love. God is good!"

More Information

Contact Kristin Kendall in the Promotions and Communications department at 503.251.6452 or E-mail

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada, and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminarygraduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.