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Dr. Marshall Flowers

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Bio

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. And their daughter, Lindsay, is Principal Oboist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and English Hornist of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.