After a national recruitment effort, San Diego Christian College (SDC) has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Stanton as the new vice president for academics, starting August 1. She served as interim vice president since January 2017.

Dr. Paul Ague, president, remarked on her hiring, “Dr. Stanton represents what SDC is all about: biblical worldview, character, education, and cultural impact. She was consistently voted by her peers for leadership roles representing all faculty. It is always encouraging when, after talking with highly qualified professionals around the country, the person who will be leading us forward was already in our organization.”

Dr. Stanton has been teaching in the psychology department at SDC since 2007. She has been the chair of the psychology department since 2010. Dr. Stanton has a distinguished career in the field of psychology and research.

Dr. Stanton received two bachelor’s degrees at San Diego State University in 2003. She earned her master’s degree from Wesleyan University in 2005. In 2014, her education degrees continued at Southern California Seminary, where she earned a Doctor of Psychology. She will complete a second master’s degree in 2018. She has led numerous committees that were both peer elected and administratively chosen: Chair of the Faculty Development Committee, Multi-Cultural Committee, and various academic committees. Dr. Stanton is a Registered Psychological Assistant with the California Board of Psychology, and also serves externally for the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS), and Taylor Study Method as an Educational Consultant.

As central to SDC’s strategic initiatives, Dr. Stanton will create the ambitious vision for how we will academically equip our students through innovative methods to charge into new territories where SDC will have lasting impact. In a time where truth is on trial, Dr. Stanton will act as the ambassador for what SDC has always stood for: a quality Christian education that will prepare graduates for a career for which they have been called.