On Oct. 11, Brenda Roth, ‘90, was named vice president for Student Life.
Roth has served as the interim vice president for Student Life since July 1. She started her career at Corban University in 1997 as a resident director. She went on to serve as the assistant director of resident life, director of resident life and dean of students. Prior to working for Corban, she served as a ministry director for Cadence International and as a resident director at Western Mennonite School in West Salem.
She has a psychology degree from Corban and completed her master of arts in organizational leadership in 2006 through Azusa Pacific University, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree focusing on higher education administration.
“I received a lot of equipping from Matt Lucas and Nancy Hedberg before I got here,” Roth said. “This, combined with what I am learning through my doctoral program, has given me great tools for this position.”
As vice president for Student Life, Roth said she plans to bring her intimate understanding of student needs outside of the classroom to the President’s Cabinet. She is also working with others in Student Life to assess Chapel and REACH.
“We are looking at ways we can better understand and take ownership of these two important Corban distinctives,” she said.
Corban President Dr. Sheldon C. Nord said Roth was an obvious choice for the position.
“Brenda has a wealth of experience and has built solid relationships with our students and those who serve their needs,” said Corban President Dr. Sheldon C. Nord. “She will be a great addition to the Corban Cabinet and for the continuation of our excellent Student Life program.”