Academic Affairs

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I am excited that you have taken the time to look at Jarvis Christian University as a place you will consider for your higher education experience. Here at Jarvis Christian University we are dedicated to making sure that your academic experience is one that will prepare you to not only survive in the global community, but to thrive.

I ascribe to the thought that in Academic Affairs we are not only responsible for your intellectual growth, but we are responsible for making sure that you mature spiritually, socially, and culturally. You will find at Jarvis Christian University that we are concerned about your total person.

We have faculty who are committed to your personal growth and who set high standards for you to meet. We have no doubt, that students who choose Jarvis Christian University are up to the challenge of expanding their minds and spirits by “Thinking-Believing-Achieving.”

Looking to see you at Jarvis Christian University!


Through Acadeum, Jarvis Christian University now has the ability to offer a wide array of online courses.  Acadeum has established a consortium of like-minded accredited colleges and universities who have agreed to share their courses with Jarvis students.  To access a list of pre-approved courses, click here. This is a great opportunity for our students to complete coursework during the summer months.  All courses completed through this consortium are considered institutional credit and will impact the students' grade point average like any course completed at Jarvis Christian University.

To register for courses, click here. Students must establish an account using their Jarvis student email in order to begin the registration process. Please note that all course registration are dependent upon approval through the Office of the Registrar at Jarvis Christian University.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 903-730-4890 ext. 2452. 


Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Professor

903-730-4890 x2105

Cleopatra Allen 

Assistant to the Provost/Director for Academic 


903-730-4890 x2106

Administrative Assistant

903-730-4890 x2105

Rodney Atkins

Director, OLIN Learning/Resource Center

903-730-4890 x2171

Micheline Lambert-Gipson

Executive Director of Admission & Enrollment Management

903-730-4890 x2201 

Cheryl Kariuki, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor - Education/Director of the Honors Program

903-730-4890 x2130

Chestley Talley

Director of Career
Development Center

903-730-4890 x4040

Benson Kariuki, DBA, CPA

Dean for the Business Department/Professor - Accounting

903-730-4890 x2115

DaMesia Starling, Ed.D.

Interim Dean, Education Director of Field Experiences and Clinical Teaching/Assistant Professor 

903-730-4890 x2134 

Dorothy Langley, Ed.D.

Dean of Adult and Continuing Education

903-730-4890 x2904

Susana Ngwang

Director of Academic Advising

903-730-4890 x2301

AVP of Institutional  Effectiveness & Research

903-730-4890 x2958

Laura Lander

Director of Student Records/Registrar

(903) 730-4890 x2452

Gwendolyn Lee

Director of Community Service/Service Learning

(903) 730-4890 x2153

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Cynthia Hester, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

903.730.4890 Ext. 2108

Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.