NNU welcomes new vice presidents

Nampa, Idaho

S. Bradley Shaw was chosen as vice president for Academic Affairs.

Northwest Nazarene University announced the hiring of two vice presidents. S. Bradley Shaw will assume the role of vice president for Academic Affairs 1 July and Mark Wheeler assumed the role of vice president for External Affairs 1 May.

“NNU is fortunate that Dr. Shaw and Mr. Wheeler have agreed to fill these vice president roles," said Joel Pearsall, NNU president. "Each brings significant experience and training to these roles and we look forward to their leadership among us.”

Shaw comes to NNU from Greenville College, where he has served since 1991 as professor, coordinator of new faculty development, and as interim vice president for Academic Affairs from 2012 to 2014. Shaw holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and religion, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Philosophy in American literature. He was a Fulbright scholar and later a Fulbright professor of American literature at the University of Bergen, Norway.

“I’m excited about my new role at NNU," Shaw said. "I look forward to joining a dynamic university that has established a broad range of strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The faculty’s deep commitment to helping students engage the relationship between their education, vocation, and faith gives NNU a distinctive place in Idaho’s higher education landscape.”

Shaw is married to Georgann Kurtz-Shaw, the current interim director of library services at Greenville College. They have a high school daughter, Mathea.


Mark Wheeler is vice president for external affairs.

Mark Wheeler now oversees all external relations departments of the university. Wheeler just completed 10 years of service at NNU, having served since 2012 as the associate vice president of development and served as director of major donor relations from 2002 to 2007. He brings an extensive background in fundraising, sales and marketing, and community and international relations. Wheeler is a 1994 and 2005 NNU alumnus with a Bachelor of Biological Science and a Master of Business Administration, respectively.

“These are extremely exciting days in the life of NNU," Wheeler said. "The future before us as an institution is very bright I am honored and humbled to serve in this new role."

Wheeler is married to Susan (Ross), also an NNU alumnus. The Wheelers have two college-aged children, Amy and Marshall.

--Northwest Nazarene University

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