Orlando-based Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) has named Edwin Hernández, Ph.D., as Provost of the Florida Hospital tertiary degree-offering institution specializing in allied health and nursing education. Since opening in 1992, ADU has quickly grown to serve more than 550 students annually.

In this role, Hernández will be the leading academic officer for graduate and undergraduate programs at the university. As Provost, he will help create and implement the university’s academic strategic plan as well as delegate responsibility for curriculum development, faculty development and student academic affairs.

“Edwin has a varied yet extensive professional history, including leadership positions in research as well as academic affairs,” said Jim Boyle, Senior Vice President at FaithSearch. “He brings sharp leadership skills, and we are confident he will be a great fit at ADU.”

Hernández most recently served as Senior Program Officer for Research, Educational and Congregational Initiatives at the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame as well as an M.Div. from Andrews Theological Seminary with an undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University.

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