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About our V.P. of Student Services || Oakwood University

About our V.P. of Student Services

dknightDean David Knight was born in St. Michaels, Barbados and spent his formative years in Toronto, Canada. He discovered his passion for working with young people at Kingsway College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Over his 30-year career, he has also worked in student services at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Walla Walla University, College Place, Wa.; Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Tex.; and now, he's proud to say, Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala.

Knight graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor in Physical Education/Health and a Masters in School Counseling. His career took flight when he became assistant dean of boys at Kingsway College, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. He knew after his first year that working in student services would become a passion and not just a career. Knight sharpened his interpersonal and communication skills as a result of delivering weekly presentations at Kingsway.

Progressing to the university level as the associate dean of men at Andrews University required him to multi-task, managing both the health club and the custodial department of the men's residence hall, involving budgeting, programming and supervision. As the dean of men at Walla Walla University, Knight and his staff were able to positively impact more than 450 young men to be responsible, respectable, and accountable.

He and his wife Juliet Knight are the proud parents of two adult children, Jonathan and Jessica. When time permits, Dean Knight loves to play golf, read, play racquetball, lift weights, and write. His focus in life is to be ready for the second coming of Christ and inspire our young people to seek the value of a holistic lifestyle.

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