September 3, 2019
Mars Hill University opened the 2019-2020 academic year with a new vice president leading its student development division. Dave Rozeboom joined the university in August. He previously was vice president for student life at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
Rozeboom says he was attracted to the opportunity at Mars Hill because of the people he met during the interview process, the vision and energy of President Tony Floyd, the match of his strengths with stated university needs, and the recognition by the university that the student experience is key to success in and out of the classroom.
“Dr. Boom,” as he’s known to students, says he looks forward to working with his staff and with other university faculty and staff to help create community for MHU students. He wants students to have a transformational experience at Mars Hill, helping them find their “tribes” or affinity groups, and working with faculty to reinforce to students how their co-curricular experiences enhance their classroom learning.
Prior to Hardin-Simmons, Rozeboom served at St. Edward’s University, Baylor University, Calvin College, and Ashland University. He also has experience looking at higher education from other vantage points, serving as a consultant with CREDO, a higher ed consulting firm, and as a committee member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College, the accrediting body for higher education institutions in the South.
Rozeboom has a Ph.D. in educational administration and higher education administration from Texas A&M University. He received his master’s degree from the University of Akron and his bachelor’s from Calvin College.