Dr. Flowers came to Bluefield from Montreat College in North Carolina, where he served six years as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. While at Montreat, he spearheaded the development of new undergraduate degree programs, as well as master’s degree programs. He also led the creation of new online degree programs, an Honors Program, and the Montreat College Undergraduate Research Symposium. In addition, he served three months as acting president.
Before Montreat, Dr. Flowers served two years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bethany University in California after working one year as senior vice president for institutional research and 17 years as senior vice president for academic affairs at Northwest University in Washington. At Northwest, Dr. Flowers led the creation of 17 new undergraduate degree programs and two new graduate degrees. He also received the university’s Delta Tau Faculty Award of Honor, presented by his colleagues.
His experience also includes one year as director of development and five years as dean of students at Vanguard University in California, and five years as dean of students at North Central University in Minnesota.
Dr. Flowers and his wife, Linda, have two children. Their son, Brett, is Director of Instrumental Music at Christian Heritage School in Connecticut. The Flowers’ daughter, Lindsay, is pursuing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, while performing as an oboist and Citizen Musician Fellow in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.