Dr. Terry W. Haines joined Ottawa University in September of 2005 as the Provost of Ottawa University Kansas City and currently serves as University Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Haines has served in higher education for more than thirty years, including nineteen of those years as a vice president and dean. Immediately prior to coming to Ottawa University, Dr. Haines served for eleven years as a Vice President and Dean at Huntingdon College, where he also developed extension campuses, an international exchange program with universities in both Japan and Korea, and was instrumental in developing the first program at a national liberal arts college in the United States to provide both a personal computer and international travel to every undergraduate student.
Dr. Haines earned a doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996, a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University in 1984, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Taylor University in 1980. He completed additional course work in organizational strategic planning at University of Maryland and completed the Institute for Educational Management program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University in 1998. Dr. Haines was one of the founders of the National Multi-cultural Student Leadership Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He developed the Duffy Institute for Church Leadership at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama; served on both the Mayor's Roundtable for Equality and Diversity and the Quad City Economic Development Committee in Davenport, Iowa; and served on the Board of Directors of Save-a-Life in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Haines has presented at national conferences on issues of diversity and multiculturalism, international student leadership, community development, new administrative systems for college academic advising, as well as judicial affairs and management information systems in higher education. Dr. Haines has authored two university handbooks on international student programs and has taught in the areas of the liberal arts, communications, strategic planning, and human development. During his tenure at Huntingdon College, he helped to develop a new liberal arts core curriculum and taught courses on critical thinking in the subject areas of “origins of man” and “justice.” This new curriculum was recognized for special merit and provided commendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Haines has also directed successful multi-million dollar fund raising initiatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Education, The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Haines grew up in Korea, the son of missionary parents. Dr. Haines and his wife, Mary, have two sons (Joshua and Caleb) and the Haines family lives in Overland Park, Kansas.