Bluefield University in the News


by | Mar 26, 2020

Bluefield College is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Joshua Hood as the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

“We are very pleased to have Joshua joining our leadership team at Bluefield College,” said President David Olive.  “We believe he will bring vision and a steady hand to our student recruitment and engagement work.  This will be especially exciting to observe as a new institution to the VCOM family of schools and our endless possibilities within this educational consortium.”

Hood currently serves as the Director of Admissions and Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. While at Bryan, he served as an adjunct instructor and trainer in leadership development. He is also a member of the Management Council Executive Board and the Diversity Council.

Hood is a native of Dayton, Tennessee, and graduated from Bryan College in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. In September 2014, he obtained a master of arts in human services counseling from Liberty University.  He focused on marriage, family dynamics, and adoption advocacy, including research in countering human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Hood has worked for Fortune 500 companies in sales and marketing and has owned and operated small businesses.

“I am very excited to join Bluefield College in “helping students understand their life calling and become compassionate globally-minded servant leaders,” said Joshua Hood.  “With a strong Christ-centered legacy and a new partnership with VCOM, Bluefield College is positioned to offer the programs and degrees that today’s students want and the credentials that future employers will require.  Go Rams!”.

Hood currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Shayla and their five children.  They worship at Silverdale Baptist Church.  Hood will begin his leadership at Bluefield College during the remaining spring semester.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Kasey, director of public relations and marketing at  276.326.4212 or [email protected].

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