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Dr. Jamie Jacobs joined Waynesburg University as the dean of institutional effectiveness and planning in February of 2014. In her role, Dr. Jacobs provides administrative oversight for the University’s institutional effectiveness, assessment and accreditation processes.

John Olon joined Waynesburg University as chief financial officer in April of 2014. Olon provides executive level direction and management oversight for financial planning, budgeting and budget analysis.  

b2ap3_thumbnail_CBI.jpgJuniors Ellen Limback, Rebecca Shindelar and Allyson Wernert and sophomores Caley Blankenbuehler, Cassandra Gates and Madison Perretta were selected as the 2014 Waynesburg University recipients of scholarships from the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. The scholarships will afford these women the opportunity to travel and study overseas through various study abroad programs.


Waynesburg University hosted its seventh annual Mini-Relay for Life April 27. Grant Strouse, a junior chemistry major at Waynesburg University, shared his story of cancer survival at the event. Strouse was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a blood cancer that attacks the lymph nodes, as a sophomore in March of 2013. He withdrew from classes for two semesters and underwent six rounds of chemotherapy during a 23-week span. At Relay, he said that cancer taught him that when God is really all you have, He is all you need. Strouse believes that the Lord brought him through the worst time of his life, and promised others that God would do the same for them.

In October of 2013, Rev. Caroline Poteet joined Waynesburg University as the director of faith and mission. In her role, she serves as a member of the senior administrative team with the goal of fostering the spiritual formation in the University community. 

In September of 2013, Dr. Jacquelyn J. Core was named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of Waynesburg University, the University announced today. In her role, she serves as the chief academic officer of the University as well as a member of the senior administrative team.

In June of 2013, William G. Dumire joined Waynesburg University as the Executive Director of Information Technologies, the University announced today. Dumire directs the overall management and operation of campus-wide information technology resources.

The Carnegie Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business selected Waynesburg University as a Global Leadership Project Partner for its Global Leadership Forum, an intensive four-week program that runs from May 28 to June 20, 2013.  As the demanding flagship program in Carnegie Bosch Institute’s leadership seminar lineup, the Global Leadership Forum delivers innovative executive development and value to client companies and participants worldwide.

Dr. H. Mathilda Horst was re-elected to the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees during the May 18, 2013 board meeting. Horst serves as the director of surgical intensive care and as the program director for the Surgical Care Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Her three-year term began July 1, 2013.

Junior Gabrielle King and sophomores Rebecca Lane, Ellen Limback and Katie Shultz were named the 2013 Waynesburg University recipients of scholarships from the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. The scholarships afford these women the opportunity to travel and study overseas through various study abroad programs.


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b2ap3_thumbnail_Tinnemeyer_20140710-173220_1.jpgRev. James Tinnemeyer has joined Waynesburg University as the director of the Center for Leadership and Christian Ministry, the University announced today.

The vision for the Center for Leadership and Christian Ministry is to provide a resource for developing and sharing service and leadership skills in the various fields of ministry.

“We are pleased to have Rev. Tinnemeyer in this role,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “With his leadership experience in all aspects of congregational life, he brings to the University a diverse professional background.”

Tinnemeyer, who has experience in leading worship, preaching, teaching, pastoral care and administration, as well as fundraising and law, said he looks forward to the opportunity to bring people together to explore and grow as Christian leaders in churches, vocations and neighborhoods.

“I am most excited about the people at Waynesburg – what a great community of faith and learning!” Tinnemeyer said. “Every time I have been to the University to preach or speak, I have been so impressed by the wonderful students, faculty, administrators and staff.”

Since 2005, Tinnemeyer served at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, which has 950 members. There, he was the acting senior pastor, head of staff and previously executive pastor. Among his responsibilities, Tinnemeyer led Sunday worship, offered weekly pastoral visitation and periodic pastoral counseling and oversaw and monitored all of the church’s financials.

He also served in leadership roles with various committees at the church, including the stewardship, representative/nominating and communications committees. Additionally, Tinnemeyer periodically led young adult fellowship meetings and taught adult education classes, confirmation classes and college ministry.

Through its 2008 Capital Campaign, “Building Community,” Shadyside Presbyterian Church raised $5 million for renovations to the church under Tinnemeyer’s leadership.

A member of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, Tinnemeyer serves on various committees for the organization.

Previously, Tinnemeyer served as associate pastor at Oakmont Presbyterian Church in Oakmont, Pa., and as an associate attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., and Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Tinnemeyer holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

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