As Sterling College’s Vice President for Advancement, Dr. Marvin Dewey serves on the President’s Cabinet and is responsible for leading and coordinating all college development and alumni relations, including Sterling Fund, major gifts, planned giving, and church relations.
Dr. Dewey returned to his native state of Kansas in June 2009 from Alberta, Canada, where he served as the president of Taylor University College and Seminary from 1997-2007. During his tenure at Taylor, the school’s endowment grew by almost 300%, and annual fund giving nearly doubled. For fourteen years prior to that, Dewey worked at Sioux Falls Seminary in South Dakota, first as the Director of Development and then as the Vice President for Advancement, participating in two capital campaigns, and leading the development, public relations, and recruitment staffs. He has served on a number of boards, including Carey Theological College and Christian Higher Education Canada.
He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; a master of divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary; and a bachelor of arts in religion from Taylor University College. In 1999, he was selected as the recipient of the Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (AHSE).
B.A. Religion, Taylor University College
M.Div, Sioux Falls Seminary
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration , Peabody College of Vanderbilt University