Madisonville, Tn. - Dr. James A. Noseworthy of Nashville was named as Hiwassee College's 21st president during the Jan. 30 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
"I am honored to have the privilege of serving as president of Hiwassee
College," said Dr. Noseworthy. "I wish to express my thanks to members of the Board of Trustees for their confidence in my appointment. I look forward to the opportunity to lead Hiwassee as we continue the mission of providing a Christian living and learning environment characterized by United Methodist concerns for high standards, responsible living and service. I look forward to moving to Madisonville and becoming a part of the community, both on and beyond campus."
Dr. Noseworthy has had extensive experience in higher education and in the United Methodist Church, with which Hiwassee College is affiliated.
"We are delighted to bring in a person of Dr. Noseworthy's talent and
ability to serve as the College¹s next President," said Board Chairman Rev. Dr. Albert Bowles. "He has a very accomplished career in higher education and the United Methodist Church and we are looking forward to seeing him do great things for Hiwassee College."
Dr. Noseworthy is expected to take office on Tuesday, Feb. 11. He
will succeed current Interim President Dr. James H. Amburgey, a former Hiwassee president, who has led the College through a time of transition over the past several months.
Dr. Noseworthy comes to Hiwassee from the General Board of Higher Education
and Ministry of the United Methodist Church where he has served as the
Assistant General Secretary for Schools, Colleges and Universities since 1999. In this role, he acted as a chief consultant for the nation¹s 111 United Methodist colleges and universities and their leaders while
developing strategies to meet administrative, academic, financial and student life goals. His work in this capacity brought him into contact with the U.S. Department of Education and higher education programs around the world.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Noseworthy served eight years with the
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry as its director of annual
conference relations and public policy programs. There, he provided guidance in public policy networking, participated in University Senate reviews, consulted with United Methodist-related colleges and universities and edited publications for the United Methodist Division of Higher Education.
In addition, Dr. Noseworthy has done extensive post-doctoral work in higher
education administration at Vanderbilt University where he has studied and researched presidential leadership, strategic marketing and planning, financing higher education, leadership and organizations, faculty leadership and development, and college student satisfation and retention. He has also undertaken research projects in presidential leadership at religiously-affiliated colleges, institutional advancement at United Methodist-related colleges, and student satisfaction and teaching norms.
Dr. Noseworthy earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of
Dubuque Theological Seminary, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Iowa Wesleyan College, his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College. He also has had pastoral experience, having served as a college chaplain and professor at Simpson College.
He is married to the Reverend Karla Kincannon, a spiritual director,
workshop leader and teacher, author and artist, and has three grown
"The faculty, staff and students, of Hiwassee College all look forward to
welcoming Dr. Noseworthy to campus," said Interim President Dr. Amburgey.
"We are also excited about the opportunity to introduce him to the community as he helps launch the College's 2003 "Hope for the Future" Campaign to encourage those in the region to help open doors for Hiwassee as we continue to expand our mission of opening doors for our students and neighbors."