Bryce Hantla Named Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

Earlier this month, Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern announced Bryce Hantla, associate professor of education and director of dual enrollment, as the associate vice president of institutional effectiveness.

In this new role, Hantla will oversee accreditation and academic assessment, supporting the institution’s academic division and ensuring its compliance with state and federal regulations. Hantla, who has served at Southeastern since 2009, is deeply committed to Southeastern’s mission and has years of administrative experience ideal for the role.

“I’m thrilled to have Dr. Hantla serving Southeastern in this critical role because of his proven expertise in the areas of accreditation and institutional effectiveness,” commented Provost Scott Pace. “Establishing this new role not only helps us to operate in compliance with our accreditors but also helps us continue to improve our academic programs through ongoing assessment, which will better equip our students to fulfill the Great Commission.”

Originally from Oklahoma, Hantla received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Mississippi College where he first met and studied under the late Michael Travers, retired professor of English and former associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Southeastern. After moving to North Carolina State University to pursue his Master of Arts in Renaissance and Romantic British literature, Hantla worked for three years as an English teacher in Wake County public schools.

After graduating from NC State University in 2008, Hantla served as an adjunct professor of English at The College at Southeastern from 2009-2012. During those years, Hantla discerned God’s call on his life to pursue teaching in higher education, so he applied to Southeastern’s Doctor of Education program in 2011 and earned his EdD in Christian Education in 2014. From 2014-2021, Hantla served as a professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, before returning to teaching at Southeastern, where he was elected to the faculty in 2021.

Hantla is excited to continue serving the Southeastern community and supporting the institution’s academic efforts, which are integral to fulfilling its mission of equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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