M.A., Union University

B.S., Lucian Blaga University

Hired in 2019


As the Chief Academic Officer, Alin provides leadership for all aspects of the University’s instructional program, including academic standards, instructional quality, school culture, use of academic data, professional development, and talent management. He oversees more than thirty academic programs and three separate schools as part of Multnomah University.

Alin has been involved in church ministry and international mission work since 2000. He served as an evangelist and motivational speaker with The Continentals (an international choir) and toured most of Europe and the United States. Alin is also the CEO and Founder of Grain for Pain, a non-profit organization operating in South Sudan and Uganda, and he is a founding member of Action Research Network of America, one of the first Action Research professional networks in the US. He has conducted several research projects in the US, Mexico, and Africa on various topics such as online learning, immigration, family, education, and the effects of war on society.

Alin and his wife, Dianne, have three children: Josephine Kate, Isla Joy, and a baby boy, Christopher Jameson. They live in Portland and very much enjoy the Pacific Northwest.

Staff Headshot Alin Vrancila