COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II has announced he will retire this coming spring.
He told the university's board of trustees, “It has been the great joy and honor of my life to serve as President of MVNU, and especially to serve with the trustees. Your wisdom and support have given me strength to help lead this University. I will always have a special place in my heart for MVNU and for the traditions and doctrinal/moral convictions of MVNU.”
Dr. Spaulding was elected president of the university in 2012 after serving in numerous roles in his 30 years of higher education.
During his tenure, he guided the university through a comprehensive general education revision for the Ohio Department of Education's 10-year reauthorization process.
He also oversaw efforts that led to a level 2 designation from the Higher Learning Commission for the MVNU online academic programs and led a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the commission.
During his tenure, the University has expanded its undergraduate and graduate program offerings and seen campus expansion including the completion of Ariel Arena, the Grand Hotel, the Stephen W. Nease Center for engineering, South Main Plaza, the CH4 Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium, and the Center for Student Success, according to a release from the university.
Dr. Spaulding will retire at the end of graduation ceremonies on May 6.