Welcome to the Office of the Provost

The Provost’s Office provides leadership and support to the faculty and all academic programs, including the traditional undergraduate program, extension sites, and online programs.   In addition, the provost oversees the admissions and marketing offices, the College’s strategic planning process, and serves as a member of the President’s Staff.

Meet the Provost

Jack Connell ’83 has served as Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Houghton College since 2016. He has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Rochester, a doctor of ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, a masters degree from Asbury Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from Houghton College.  Previously he served for eight years at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where he was Vice President of Northeastern Seminary, Senior Vice President of Advancement, and Executive Vice President.  Jack has nearly twenty years of pastoral experience, including eleven years as senior pastor of Crosswinds Wesleyan Church in Canandaigua, NY.  During his tenure, Crosswinds grew from 200 to 1400 in weekend attendance and became one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the Wesleyan denomination.  He has taught and spoken at numerous events and churches, has had articles published in a variety of publications.   Jack and his wife Wendy have four children.  Wendy is also a graduate of Houghton College and is an English teacher.    

Contact Us

Jack Connell
Provost & Dean of Faculty

Christy Schmitt
Coordinator of Academic Services

Office: 585-567-9315
Fax: 585-567-9572

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Helpful Links
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Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
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Christian College Consortium
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