Introducing New VP, Student Services and Registrar
Dr. Barry Smith
TORONTO (April 13, 2011) – As part of key initiative to increase academic support, Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to announce Dr. Barry Smith as the new Vice President, Student Services and Registrar, effective August 1, 2011. Dr. Smith comes to Tyndale after spending almost 25 years at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York, where he served as Vice President, Student Services for nearly 14 years. Dr. Smith has a breadth of experience in building student programs and facilities for student formation and development at Roberts Wesleyan, which has experienced similar growth in enrollment as Tyndale. As the new Vice President, Student Services and Registrar, Dr. Smith will be responsible for the Office of the Registrar, student programs, chaplaincy, residency, athletics, the Career Centre, and Counselling Services.
Dr. Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale, looks forward to the appointment in August. "Dr. Smith brings a proven record in Student Development. His experience in running student programs such as varsity athletics with over 225 students will be a great advantage to Tyndale. We are excited to have someone of his calibre join the senior management team of Tyndale. He will continue to develop student services to support Tyndale’s academics, ensuring the success of our students."
Dr. Smith’s hiring complements Tyndale’s current strength in student formation by creating and improving student-based programs. Dr. Smith will also be key to supporting Tyndale’s ongoing development of student life activities and registration services as Tyndale moves into the new Bayview Campus in fall 2013.
Tyndale is an evangelical transdenominational university college and seminary that prepares leaders for the ministry, marketplace and global mission of the Church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate students may study towards a BEd, BA, and BRE degree or a certificate in Christian studies. Graduate-level education includes a doctor of ministry degree; master's degrees in divinity, theological studies or theology; and a graduate diploma in either Christian studies, missions or spiritual formation. Currently, there are almost 1,300 students and 9,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is strategically positioned in Toronto.