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Dr. Timothy T. Wooster appointed to Vice President of Enrollment and Institutional Research


RSS FeedWilliam BoozangEastern Nazarene College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy T. Wooster to Vice President of Enrollment and Institutional Research. He replaces Jeffrey Wells, who aided the institution in a crucial transition period over the last two years as Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing.

As ENC’s administration moves forward with vision implementation, Wooster will primarily focus on enrollment, research, and marketing. He will fortify and increase the college’s ability to provide "the best in education and the best in Christian faith."

"In the current educational climate," Wooster said, "it is of critical importance to define and articulate our mission so others know that Christian higher education provides the definitive environment for the pursuit of academic excellence; ethical development; global compassion; and faith that acts, serves, and seeks the Lord for all people."

Wooster’s academic career entails full-time teaching at two liberal arts colleges and an active undergraduate research program. Working at Westminster College's reaccreditation committee, budget and institution resource council, search committees for faculty and administration, and as department chair yielded a respect for the challenges and opportunities facing small liberal arts colleges. During the past five years at ENC, Wooster has served as Director of Retention, Director of the Honors Scholar Society, Chair of the Academic Policy Committee, and member of the Faculty Council and Dean’s Advisory Council.

Wooster earned his B.S. in chemistry from ENC in 1986, Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1991, and completed two years of post-doctoral research at the University of Vermont. He began teaching in 1993 as assistant professor of chemistry at Westminster College in PA. During his 10 years there, he was granted tenure, promoted to associate professor, and served as Chair of the Chemistry Department. He joined the faculty at ENC in the fall of 2003, received the ENC Teaching Excellence Award 2005-2006, and was promoted to professor of chemistry in spring 2007. In fall 2006, Wooster became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Institutional Research and Retention, and a member of the President’s Cabinet. He lives in Quincy, MA with his wife Elizabeth, a music educator, and children Luke (15) and Ruth (12). The Woosters are members of the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, where Wooster serves on the board.

"Timothy’s hard work and dedication over the last few years have proven his ability to lead and serve at Eastern Nazarene College," said President McGee. "The entire campus community will benefit from his breadth of understanding balanced with an informed perspective."