Jonathan Myers has been hired as Director of Student Services at the new Westminster College at Mesa, AZ campus scheduled to offer classes August 22.
In his new position, Myers will advise student organizations, assist and coordinate career-related services such as professional career counseling and a centralized internship program, coordinate physical and mental health referral services, assist with recruitment and admissions and help facilitate the College's innovative new Price Leadership Program.
The Price Leadership Program provides each individual student with a thoughtful assessment and collection of his or her coursework and experiences both inside and outside the classroom during their journey from freshman to senior at Westminster through the use of e-portfolio, reflection, faculty and alumni mentoring and character-based learning. The results offer an outline to prospective employers of the leaders of character Westminster graduates.
"My goal is to provide Westminster students with the unique opportunity to be an integral part of an evolutionary change in higher education and to create a culture of leading and serving in the global society," says Myers.
He grew up in Illinois and earned his undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University in history education.
Following graduation he moved to Arizona where he has resided for the past seven years.
Once in Arizona, Myers took a teaching position at one of the highest achieving schools in the state.
He left this position to earn a master's degree in post-secondary higher education with an emphasis in student success.
Before coming to Westminster, he was an admissions counselor at Grand Canyon University.
"My two professional passions in this world are serving students in education and serving in the Air National Guard," says Myers.
Westminster College is one of five liberal arts institutions that were selected by Mesa city officials after a nationwide search to expand higher education opportunities in the region through the formation of a higher education consortium of colleges and universities that would each offer different programs. Westminster was selected because of its strong academic reputation, the high graduation and success rate of its alumni and its rich history.
Westminster will share classroom space with Wilkes University at the Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 West Second Street, in Mesa. Programs offered by Westminster at the new Mesa campus will include international business, transnational studies, environmental science, environmental studies and English majors and pre-law and health professions minors. The new Westminster at Mesa campus will officially open August 15.