February 28, 2012
President Sloan announced in February that John Mark Reynolds, founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., will assume the responsibilities of provost at HBU in June 2012.
Reynolds, who earned a doctorate and master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Rochester, N.Y., will report to Sloan as the chief academic officer overseeing the individual schools, colleges and academic departments at HBU.
“Dr. Reynolds is an internationally known scholar, and I look forward to the talented leadership he will bring to the HBU campus,” President Sloan said. “I believe he will prove to be a wonderful colleague and a strong academic leader.”
As director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola, Reynolds designed, developed and administered a Great Books program for honors students at the California university, where he has also served as a professor of philosophy since 1995. In addition, he has published several books and has been a member of the “On Faith” panel for The Washington Post since 2008.
“The chance to work with Robert Sloan and the outstanding faculty at HBU to actualize the promise of the University’s Ten Pillars vision is an honor,” Reynolds said.