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Lisa Hood Appointed Interim Vice President

by Carol Best
Lisa Hood

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced the appointment of Lisa Hood as interim vice president for strategic expansion for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS). She has been with MNU since 2015, previously serving as SPGS’s director of business partnerships and community relations.

As interim vice president, Hood will provide leadership for the SPGS strategic growth initiatives and recruitment along with student services and support systems. President David Spittal welcomed Hood in her new role, saying, “One of Lisa’s strengths is connecting people and organizations with resources. She is a strong community and social services professional. Lisa’s passion for helping others achieve their goals is remarkable and will be of great benefit in this position.”

Hood’s previous experience includes positions at two other universities.  She served at the Institute for Professional Development and Helix Education assigned to Baker University and worked as associate director of admissions at both Avila University and Baker University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Emporia State and a Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in psychology from Baker University. In addition to her current responsibilities, Hood teaches sociology courses at MNU.

Hood and her husband, Joe, live in Olathe. They have two college-aged daughters.

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