Assistant Professor Stacey Lewis, MBA, and Brian Mills, M.A., director of assessment and assistant professor of humanities, received the President’s Award for Excellence and Campus Leadership during Northwest Christian University’s 118th Commencement on Sat., May 6, 2017, in the Morse Event Center on campus.
“The President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership honors the faculty member who is not only an excellent teacher but also a teacher who models the kind of leadership we strive every day to instill in our students,” said NCU’s President Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D. “ Stacey Lewis is an outstanding faculty member. The NCU values of Wisdom Faith Service are at the core of every interaction she has with the students she teaches.”
Since 2014, Lewis has taught accounting in NCU’s traditional undergraduate program and its adult degree completion program. She has taught full-time for five years and has more than 10 years experience as an adjunct professor as well as worked in public and private accounting.
Lewis earned an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Harding University .
Brian Mills, M.A., director of assessment and assistant professor of humanities, received the President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership.
“The President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership is awarded annually to the staff member who daily demonstrates the leadership qualities we expect our students to embrace,” said NCU President Dr. Joseph E. Womack, Ed.D. “Brian’s work on the accreditation self-study and preparation for the site visit by the accreditation team was significant and exemplary.”
Mills chairs the accreditation program review committee to help the institution demonstrate all the ways NCU fulfills its calling as an institution of Christian higher education. He assists a variety of academic and administrative departments with mission alignment, effectiveness and compliance of academic and accreditation standards for the University’s regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). He also assists with a variety of assessment activities and accreditation requirements for professional programs.
As assistant professor of humanities, he teaches in a variety of history, bible, theology and ethics classes primarily for the school of Professional Studies. Included in this role is the program faculty oversight for the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program.
Mills earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon and master’s degree from Westminster Seminary California.