NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College is pleased to announce that Amy Huber has been appointed as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. In this position, Huber will focus on strengthening the academic division's infrastructure, work cooperatively across departments to ensure holistic student success, and pursue strategic academic priorities that position the college for growth and health.
“The organization needs leaders who can expand the products within our distribution channel. Amy has advanced investigation in partnership with non-traditional avenues of education delivery,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. “Further she has enhanced the College’s focus on ensuring that our products are consistent with credentialing agencies with the ultimate impact being at level of the student, our primary focal point.”
Huber is entering into her 16th year of service at Pillar College. In her previous role as Vice President of Student Engagement, she worked alongside a dedicated team who are committed to understanding the complexities of the diverse, urban student population and offer holistic services and experiences that help students succeed. She has also served in various roles that include Student Services, Registrar, Assistant Dean of Assessment, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Student Engagement.
“Pillar College is a special place to me for three primary reasons: First for its Christian environment: God has a specific purpose for every believer (Eph. 2:10); and the staff and faculty at Pillar College have the freedom to pray for students and integrate God’s word into the learning experience. Secondly, multicultural: In our diverse environment we are challenged by perspectives different from our own – which helps us become critical thinkers and grow in understanding of those who are different from ourselves for the purpose of building bridges of peace. Third its accessible: For many, earning a college degree is not an easy option but rather a tremendous sacrifice. Many students are single parents juggling multiple jobs, some have little or no family support, a few have even experienced homelessness; yet we seek to provide creative and affordable pathways so that these students can persevere and pursue God’s Call. Working at Pillar College is rewarding, sometimes challenging, but always a privilege because we get to be a part of God’s work in preparing future leaders for kingdom impact,” Huber said.
Huber has worked with leaders and colleagues across the institution to achieve significant milestones at Pillar that include initial and reaffirmation of regional accreditation, the addition of academic programs at all levels, and the expansion of locations to become a multi-site institution. Huber earned her BS degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech, a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University and is pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Bethel University.
About Pillar College
Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson and Plainfield, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit https://pillar.edu