Dr. Tad Nuce will join Maranatha as the Dean of the School of Education for the Fall Semester 2024

An experienced educator, Nuce holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bob Jones University, an MS in Christian School Administration from Baptist Bible College and a BA in Social Studies/Education from Southwestern College. He has been involved in Christian education for more than thirty years, including service as a foreign missionary at an MK school and as a Christian school administrator.

Nuce and his wife, Deanna, have been married for thirty-four years. They have three adult children, a daughter in high school, and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading classic literature, watching sports, traveling, and visiting historic sites.

Anticipating his new role at MBU, Nuce states, “Deanna and I feel the Lord is leading us to MBU for an opportunity I wasn’t expecting or actively seeking. I look forward to using my educational experience as the Dean of the School of Education, while also learning from my peers. The opportunity to serve the larger Christian community by training a new generation of Christian educators is especially exciting.”

Dr. Thomas Graham, who has served as the Dean of the School of Education for two years, comments, “Dr. Nuce brings extensive experience as a head of school, having served both internationally and within the continental United States. His unique multicultural perspective, combined with his classroom experience and exceptional administrative skills, make him well-equipped to lead the School of Education and prepare students for educational ministry ‘to the praise of His glory.’”

Dr. Graham will assume the position of Vice-President for Academic Affairs, following in the steps of Dr. William Licht, who is retiring from full-time administration. Dr. Licht will continue to teach history as a part-time faculty member.