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University Officers and Departments


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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

 Dr. Jonathan F. Robinson is the chief academic officer and oversees the schools research and is charged with overall leadership of academic affairs, including curriculum development and academic standards in the schools and colleges.


Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Michael Bates Sr. is responsible for coordinating the planning and activities of non-academic areas of the University. As leader of the university's  and oversees business affairs, facilities and transportation, finance, and human resources

University President

The President of Harvest Christian University Dr. Carl Robinson is expected to be a visionary leader, skilled administrator, and effective communicator who can guide the institution towards greater academic, financial, and community success. Their responsibilities span strategic planning, academic leadership, resource management, and external engagement to ensure the university's continued growth and impact.

Vice President of Alumni Affairs

Dr. Sharon R. Frank serves as the Vice President of Alumni Affairs plays a crucial role in fostering a strong, engaged, and supportive alumni community that contributes to the overall success and growth of Harvest Christian University. By leading strategic initiatives in alumni engagement, fundraising, and recognition, they help strengthen the university's reputation and secure the resources needed to fulfill its mission.



Vice-President of Theological Studies

Dr. Kannis Florence  plays a crucial role in overseeing and advancing the institution's academic programs, research, and community engagement related to theology, religious studies, and spiritual formation. As a senior administrator, the Vice President is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision to ensure the university's theological offerings are of the highest caliber and aligned with its mission and values.

Executive Director of Holistic Medicine

Dr.  Ya'ki Elohim is poised to inspire students, faculty, and practitioners alike with his profound insights and holistic philosophy, fostering a culture of excellence and empowerment within the university's School of Holistic Medicine. His appointment signifies a new era of growth and transformation for the institution, underlining its dedication to providing cutting-edge education in holistic healthcare under his guidance.


Executive Director of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Dr. Carla A. Harrell is The Executive Director The University Clinical Laboratory Science Department and is responsible for providing comprehensive education, training, and research in the field of clinical laboratory science. The department plays a crucial role in preparing students to become competent and ethical laboratory professionals who can contribute to the advancement of healthcare.

Executive Director Community Policing 

Dr. Tyrone Dennis is responsible for fostering Safety, Trust, and Collaboration through community partnership. and Law Enforcement through the University. He is  committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and vibrant campus community through our comprehensive community policing approach.  Our community policing philosophy is rooted in the principles of problem-solving, community engagement, and building trust. 


Director  University Campus Store
Kerian' Robinson serve as the Director of the Harvest Christian University Campus Store, she is responsible for overseeing the operations, merchandising, and strategic development of the university's on-campus retail hub. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Kerian' plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall campus experience for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 



Assistant Administrator
Harvest Christian University

Dr. Juanita Michelle Stevenson serves as Assistant Administrator at Harvest Christian University plays a crucial role in supporting the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of the university. Reporting directly to the University Administrator, the Assistant Administrator is responsible for coordinating various administrative tasks, providing administrative support to university departments, and ensuring the efficient and effective management of the institution's resources.

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Director for Human Resources

Dr. Maria  O. Cottman oversees the department  that manages the university’s talent recruitment; benefit and compensation programs; international employment; employee relations and performance management; HR operations; reporting; and, HR systems. 

Executive Director of IT Development and Research

 Dr. Alyssa Combs leads the team  in the University's research department in the scope of IT Development focused on how it effects community. The programs include courses in Cloud Computing, Geographic Information Science Technologies, Data Science, Cyber Security, Geographical and Informational Systems. 


Chief  Counsel and University Liaison  Dr. Gerri Gold Administrator, and University Liaison to the President's Office. As a respected scholar, clinician, and servant leader, she serves as a vital member of the University community in her multifaceted role. Leveraging her expertise in counseling, administration, and university-community partnerships that are  instrumental in advancing the institution's mission of providing transformative education.


Director for Government Relations and Development

 Dr. Elizabeth Wellington who leads  Government Relations Department plays a crucial role in securing external funding, managing government-sponsored projects, and advocating for the university's interests within the political and regulatory landscape. By effectively navigating the complex world of government relations, they help the university access critical resources.


Vice President for Community  Development

Dr. Dametra Vessel Stevenson Leads the university’s community engagement engine and guides systemwide community development strategies. Under her leadership, strategic alignment of the institution's capabilities with the needs and priorities of the local community, fostering collaborative partnerships, with stake holders to contribute to the betterment of the region and its residents. 



Executive Director of Hospitality

            is the Director of Hospitality where she oversees the university's efforts and responsibilities for managing the university's hospitality  services, including campus housing, dining, and event coordination. She consults and instructs classes and courses for University students as well as  collaborations with various departments to ensure that all aspects  are tailored to meet the needs and expectations of the University.  

University Police Academy Director 
Dr. Alexander Jan serves Internationally and locally at the University Police Academy  Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations, curriculum development, and training programs of the university's police academy. The director ensures that the academy provides high-quality education and prepares cadets to become competent, ethical, and community-oriented law enforcement professionals. 



Academic Dean Harvest Christian University

Dr. Tanya McDonald-White is Upholding Academic Excellence and Fostering Student Success as the Academic Dean at Harvest Christian University, I am entrusted with the critical responsibility of overseeing the institution's academic affairs and ensuring the highest standards of educational quality. My role is multifaceted, encompassing the strategic leadership, oversight, and continuous improvement of our university's diverse academic programs and student support services


Dean of the School of Business

Dr. Jake Tayler Jacobs is at the helm of the Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurial Excellence at Harvest Christian University. As the Dean he is entrusted with the responsibility of leading our institution's premier business education programs. Dr. Jacobs's role extends far beyond the traditional academic administration; it is a calling to cultivate a new generation of ethical, innovative, and socially conscious business leaders who will shape the future of our global economy. 


University Police  Academy

Sgt. Dr. Donny Walters  directs the  University Police Academy is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and training activities of the academy. As a senior member of the instructional team, the Sergeant plays a crucial role in ensuring the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive training to aspiring law enforcement officers. University Police Academy plays a crucial role in overseeing the instructional and operational aspects of the training program, ensuring the development of competent and ethical law enforcement professionals'

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Vice President for Communications 

is the university and system spokesperson and leads all marketing, branding and public relations efforts on behalf of the university. Under his leadership, and the stories of our system, university, students, faculty and staff with the public through the news media as well as university publications and digital communications. 

Executive Vice President for Development

Dr. Cedric Brown Leads the Division of Development in the university’s efforts to secure private gifts in support of students, faculty, research, programs and facilities. By effectively executing these responsibilities, plays a crucial role in securing the financial resources necessary to support the university's academic, research, and community engagement initiatives.

Vice President of Government Affairs Civil Rights and Community Engagement

Dr. Cheryl Lynne Dozier oversees the Division of Access, Civil Rights and Community Engagement, which includes works to align the university’s access and opportunity efforts, ensure compliance with federal civil rights and Title IX requirements, and foster public and private partnerships that bring university knowledge to local communities.


Director Information Technology and CIO

Dr. Albion Via Bekim Kastrati provides leadership for university information technology initiatives, research cyberinfrastructure and supports the teaching and research missions of the university and equips students with technology needed to achieve academic success.




Vice President for Student Affairs      Dr. Renetta Watson Support and Admissions.

Does works with partners inside the university and outside to create an optimal learning environment. Under this leadership  assistance is provided to our students, faculty and staff and enhances the educational experience for all. Leads Enrollment management which includes the Office of Undergraduate Admissions,

Chief of Staff and Executive Administrator

Dr. Karletta K. Robinson to the university As the chief administrative officer, the executive administrator plays a crucial role in supporting the university president, enhancing institutional efficiency, and fostering a thriving, well-managed university environment that enables the institution to fulfill its academic, research, and community engagement missions.   


Ethics and Compliance Committee Chair

Dr. Jaron Barnes  serves as the University's Chief Compliance and Ethics Committee officer. He  responsible for overseeing and promoting a culture of integrity, accountability, and ethical decision-making across the institution. The committee serves  to ensure the university's operations, policies, and practices adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.


Chief Security Enforcement Officer 

Officer Demarcus Woodard serves at Harvest Christian University as chief security enforcement officer at Harvest Christian University, His primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of the campus community. He  plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As a security enforcement officer at Harvest Christian University, Officer Woodard plays a vital role in protecting the well-being of the campus community.

Director of Physical Education

Dr.  Francina McCorory is director of Physical Education is responsible for overseeing and managing the university's comprehensive physical education program, which includes intramural sports, recreational activities, and fitness facilities. 

Dr. McCorory runs a comprehensive physical education program, managing the department's facilities and personnel, engaging with the student body.

Aviation Captain at Harvest Christian University

Captain Dr. Ron Mays is committed to soaring to New Heights and Empowering the Next Generation of Aviators at Harvest Christian University. As an experienced he is dedicated to shaping the future of aviation. The university's commitment to excellence in aviation education is unparalleled.  We believe that the true measure of an exceptional pilot goes beyond technical mastery; it encompasses the ability to navigate complex situations with sound judgment, unwavering integrity, and a deep sense of responsibility to the passengers and communities we serve.


University Officers Campuses and Departments


University Systems


The Harvest Christian University System is a group of multiple universities or locations that are connected and operate under a shared administrative and governance structure. Some key characteristics of a university system include:

  1. Multiple Campuses or Institutions:

    • Harvest Christian University system consists of individual universities, or campuses that are part of a larger, integrated network.

    • These institutions are located in different geographic areas but are united under a common administration and strategic vision.

  2. Centralized Administration and Oversight:

    • Harvest  Christian University Systems have a central administration, often led by a system president or chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, that oversees the operations, policies, and strategic direction of the constituent institutions.

    • This centralized administration is responsible for coordinating academic programs, budgets, student services, and other functions across the system.

  3. Shared Resources and Collaboration:

    • University systems leverage shared resources, such as faculty, research facilities, libraries, and administrative services, to create economies of scale and enhance the overall capabilities of the institutions.

    • Collaboration across the system allows for the sharing of best practices, joint research initiatives, and the development of interdisciplinary programs.

  4. Unified Branding and Identity:

    • University systems often have a cohesive brand identity that is recognized across the constituent institutions, fostering a sense of unity and belonging among students, faculty, and alumni.

    • This branding can help with marketing, student recruitment, and building a strong reputation for the overall system. By operating as a coordinated system, leveraging collective resources, expertise, and reputation will enhance educational opportunities, research capabilities, and community engagement across multiple campuses and locations

Harvest Christian University:

Embracing the Power of University Systems.

As a private, nonprofit institution, Harvest Christian University is committed to providing a transformative educational experience that empowers our students to become agents of positive change. While we operate as a standalone university, we recognize the immense value and potential that can be unlocked by embracing the principles of university systems. University systems, by their very nature, foster collaboration, resource-sharing, and strategic alignment across multiple campuses and institutions.

At Harvest Christian University, we aspire to harness these synergies to enhance the quality of our academic programs, expand our research capabilities, and deepen our community engagement efforts. Through strategic partnerships with other leading universities and educational organizations, we aim to leverage shared expertise, cutting-edge facilities, and innovative pedagogical approaches.

This collaborative mindset allows us to offer our students a more comprehensive and enriching learning experience, exposing them to diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary opportunities. Moreover, by aligning our institutional priorities and branding with a broader university system, we can amplify our visibility, reputation, and impact on a regional, national, and even global scale. This, in turn, enables us to attract top-tier faculty, secure prestigious research grants, and forge meaningful connections with industry leaders and community stakeholders.


At the heart of our university system approach lies a steadfast commitment to our Christian values of compassion, integrity, and stewardship. By fostering a culture of cooperation and shared purpose, we believe we can more effectively address complex societal challenges, promote social justice, and empower our students to become transformative leaders in their respective fields.

As we continue to evolve and innovate, Harvest Christian University remains steadfast in our mission to provide an exceptional educational experience that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in the world. By embracing the power of university systems, we are poised to unlock new frontiers of academic excellence, research impact, and community engagement – all while staying true to our core values and vision.

By fostering these types of strategic partnerships, university systems can leverage their academic expertise, resources, and talent to support the growth and success of businesses and corporations, while also providing valuable learning and career opportunities for their students.

            Corporate  and Business Engagement


  1. Access to Specialized Expertise and Resources:

    • By partnering with universities like Harvest Christian University, businesses can tap into a wealth of academic expertise, cutting-edge research, and specialized resources in areas like behavioral wellness, leadership development, and organizational transformation.

  2. Employee Engagement and Well-being:

    • Corporate partnerships can provide customized training, coaching, and consulting services to help businesses cultivate a culture of wellness, improve employee mental health, and foster a thriving workforce.

  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

    • Partnerships can help businesses develop tailored programs to address unconscious biases, promote cross-cultural understanding, and build more inclusive work environments.

  4. Leadership Development and Organizational Transformation:

    • Corporate partnerships can equip managers and executives with the skills to lead with empathy, drive positive organizational change, and align their culture, policies, and practices with the evolving needs of the modern workforce.

  5. Access to Research and Thought Leadership:

    • Collaborating with academic institutions provides businesses with opportunities to stay informed about the latest trends, research findings, and best practices in areas like behavioral sciences, organizational development, and corporate well-being.

  6. Community Engagement and Reputation Enhancement:

    • Corporate partnerships with universities can enable businesses to participate in community outreach initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to social responsibility and positively impacting local communities.

University systems can engage with businesses and corporations:

  1. Collaborative Research and Development:

    • University systems can partner with businesses to conduct joint research projects, develop new technologies, and commercialize innovative products and services.

    • These collaborations allow companies to leverage the expertise and resources of the university, while providing students with real-world experience and opportunities.

  2. Workforce Development and Training:

    • University systems can offer customized training programs, executive education, and professional development opportunities to meet the specific needs of corporate partners.

    • This helps businesses upskill their workforce, stay competitive, and address evolving industry demands.

  3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support:

    • University systems can establish dedicated entrepreneurship centers, incubators, and accelerators to support the growth of startups and small businesses.

    • These initiatives provide access to mentorship, funding, and resources to help entrepreneurs and innovators transform their ideas into successful ventures.

  4. Talent Pipelines and Internships:

    • University systems can facilitate internship programs and career fairs to connect students with job opportunities at partner companies.

    • This allows businesses to recruit top talent and build a pipeline of skilled graduates to meet their workforce needs.

  5. Industry Advisory Boards and Consulting:

    • University systems can engage with industry leaders through advisory boards and consulting services to gather insights, identify emerging trends, and align academic programs with evolving business requirements.

    • This collaboration helps ensure that the university's curriculum and research remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the corporate sector.

  6. Shared Facilities and Infrastructure:

    • University systems can provide access to specialized research facilities, laboratories, and equipment to corporate partners, enabling them to leverage the university's resources and infrastructure.

    • This can lead to mutually beneficial arrangements, such as joint use of facilities or revenue-sharing agreements.

  7. Community Engagement and Economic Development:

    • University systems can collaborate with local businesses and corporations to address community needs, support economic growth, and drive regional development initiatives.

    • These partnerships can involve joint community outreach programs, workforce development projects, and public-private initiatives that benefit both the university and the local business community.

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