WWU Appoints New Vice President

Dennis N. Carlson is Walla Walla University’s new vice president for university advancement. He moved west from the Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, where he served as president for six years. Prior to this position, Carlson was assistant to the president for administration at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.


“Carlson brings excellent, proven leadership skills and thorough knowledge of the Northwest,” says John McVay, WWU president. “His focused attention to advancement priorities will prove strategic for the university,” says McVay.
Carlson lived in the Pacific Northwest for 10 years, serving as executive secretary in both the Washington Conference from 1986 to 1994, and the Upper Columbia Conference from 1994 to 1996.


Carlson also has experience in evangelism, radio ministry, and church planting. He has served as pastor of churches ranging in membership from 57 to 500.
A native of Nebraska, Carlson received his bachelor’s degree in theology from Columbia Union College in Maryland, his master of divinity degree at Andrews University in Michigan, and his doctor of ministry at Northwest Theological Union in Washington. 


“I am excited about being a part of an extraordinary group of educators, administrators, and staff,” says Carlson.  “It is my great desire to make a contribution to the success of Walla Walla University in my new role.”

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