Dr. Dave Rozeboom brings his passion for student success to Hardin-Simmons University with the beginning of the 2013 spring semester. HSU president, Dr. Lanny Hall, announced the appointment of Dr. Rozeboom today as the new vice president for student development.
Rozeboom has served in higher education for 16 years, including work in student affairs at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Rozeboom to HSU. He has a strong academic background in higher education administration and rich experience in student development. We are fortunate to have a true student life professional in this key leadership post."
Rozeboom also brings a background in teaching, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs, serving in several professorial capacities while at Baylor and St. Edwards. He also served as a math teacher and coach at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan; as a residence hall director at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. He also served as Browning Community Coordinator at Baylor University and assistant director for resident learning at Baylor.
“I believe that fundamental to student success is an emphasis on providing a seamless learning environment - one that is focused on student engagement,” says Rozeboom. “I expect that we will pursue excellence in that endeavor, and I'm thrilled to contribute to an education enlightened by faith!”
The very relevant realm of experiences he brings to HSU include his work in academic affairs; career development; counseling and advising; growth in diversity; housing and residence life administration; establishing learning communities; professional development in leadership roles; safety, security, and crisis management; and student conduct, student activities, and student leadership.
He earned a Ph.D. in educational administration with an emphasis in leadership from Texas A&M University in 2008. He earned a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; and a B.A. at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Rozeboom, his wife Deena, and four children are moving to Abilene from Kyle, Texas, where he is an active layman in his church, The Fellowship at Plum Creek. The church is a Baptist congregation under the leadership of Pastor Jonathan Leftwich, a graduate of HSU’s Logsdon Seminary.