Dr. Robert Myers, President
Dr. Robert Myers has been a part of Christian higher education for almost 20 years. Prior to coming to TFC, he served as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. While serving in that capacity, he had responsibility for all academics, faculty, Registrar’s Office, Academic Assessment, enrollment, financial aid, the library, and information technology.
He also served as the dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University and also held faculty appointments. In this position, Dr. Myers was responsible for all academic issues related to the business school on the main university campus and all academic and business operations at a satellite campus in Orlando, Florida. He served as the interim director of Technology for Palm Beach Atlantic University and was responsible for all technology used to support approximately 4,000 computer users.
Prior to entering Christian higher education, Dr. Myers was the Manager of Information Systems for the Town of Palm Beach. As such, he was responsible for all Town computer information systems and strategic planning related to technology issues.
He served for 12 years as a police officer in Maryland. He held a variety of assignments including patrol officer, polygraph examiner, hostage negotiator, and violent crimes detective. Dr. Myers speaks to many groups about workplace violence and conducts strategic planning seminars both nationally and internationally.
He has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Academy of Management (Management History Division) and has been published in a variety of journals such as Informatica, Management Decision, The Journal of the Association of Marketing Educators, Florida Banker, and the proceedings of many national and international conferences.
Dr. Myers received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in Information Systems Management, an M.B.A. from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.
He is married to Cheryl and they have two children, Joshua (age 15) and Joy (age 10).
B.S. – Information Systems Management, University of Maryland
M.B.A. – Palm Beach Atlantic University
D.B.A. – Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Lee Yowell, Vice President for Student Development
The student development division is comprised of residence life, campus security, community life, health services, counseling and career services, intramurals sports, and intercollegiate athletics. Mr. Yowell received his Bachelor of Arts from Olivet Nazarene University in 2000 and a Master of Science degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2006.
A native of the great state of Indiana, Mr. Yowell joined the TFC community in 2010 having previously served as Associate Dean of Student Development at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. With over 10 years of professional experience in the Student Development field, Lee loves working with college students and enjoys the challenges that working with a diverse student body can bring. He and his wife Bridget have been married since 2000 and have four children Houston, Ashton, Grace, and Peyton. His interests include hikes to “little falls” with his family, conversations with students in the coffee shop, SGA activities, and TFC athletic events.
B. A. – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
M. S. – Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Doctoral Coursework – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois (Incomplete)
Dr. Brian Shelton, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Brian Shelton advanced from theology professor to dean of the School of Christian Ministries, and he serves now as the chief academic officer of the college. He received a B.A. in biology from Asbury University, the M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University.
A Virginia native, Brian grew up in southeastern Kentucky where he learned to love the outdoors. He spent ten years in biology research and then two years in youth ministry before coming to TFC. Dr. Shelton is a member of both the Council for Christian Colleges and University’s Leadership Development Institute and the Georgia Governor Teaching Fellowship Symposium. He is also an active member at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. He authored of Martyrdom from Exegesis in Hippolytus: An Early Church Presbyter’s Commentary on Daniel (Paternoster, 2008).
Dr. Shelton joined the faculty in 2001 and still enjoys the opportunity to teach an occasional theology course. He is in his twelfth year at TFC. He and his wife Sally, have three daughters: Annie, Katie, and Maggie.
B.A. – Biology, Asbury University
M.Div. – Covenant Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Historical Theology, Saint Louis University
Mr. Gregg Schulte, Vice President for Business and Finance
Mr. Gregg Schulte oversees the departments of accounting and finance, information technology, bookstore, food services, human resources, facilities operation and maintenance, student accounts, student financial aid, and radio station WRAF. Mr. Schulte received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Accounting both from the University of Kentucky. He did additional work in Management at the University of Cincinnati and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant for over twenty-five years.
Mr. Schulte is a native of Kentucky and began his career in higher education as an accounting faculty member and, later, an administrative department head at Northern Kentucky University. Since those early years in his career, he has served the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Jefferson (KY) Community & Technical College, and three small Christian institutions as vice president and chief business and finance officer—Regent University, Judson (IL) College, and Columbia International University. He has been married to Mary Schulte for twenty-eight years, and they have four daughters and one son. Gregg’s interests include family and church activities, vegetable gardening, Charles Dickens novels and novel-based films, stamp collecting, writing, and college athletics. He has served his country with pride as a member of the United States Army Reserve.
B.S. – Accounting, University of Kentucky
M.S. – Accounting, University of Kentucky
Mr. James Hansen, Vice President for Advancement
James Hansen comes to Toccoa Falls College with 20 years in advancement experience at various higher education institutions such as: Spring Arbor College, Brenau University, Mississippi State University, Clemson University, and Southern Wesleyan University. He received his B.A. in Business Economics from Spring Arbor College and his M.B.A. from Brenau University. Mr. Hansen and his wife Kelly have three daughters and a son.
B.A. – Business Economics, Spring Arbor College
M.B.A. – Brenau University