On May 14, 2018 the board of trustees announced that Dr. John G. Plotts, the University's
Executive Vice President for enrollment and student affairs, would serve as Interim
President while the university seeks its next president.
Dr. Plotts previously held the position of vice president for enrollment and accreditation
at Parker University where he restructured and reengineered the college's planning
and evaluation process, implemented a new strategic retention program, raised more
than $1 million through strategic business partnerships, and a host of other accomplishments.
He was also the dean of enrollment management at Parker University for more than two
years. Some of his many accomplishments in that role include creating an enrollment
management model, establishing targeted recruiting efforts, and enrolling a class
with the highest GPA in the school's history.
Prior to his work at Parker University, Dr. Plotts held the position of director at
the Howard Center for Christian Studies and the following positions at Dallas Baptist
University: vice president for executive and student affairs, vice president for enrollment
and administrative affairs, dean of the college of adult education, and director of
Dr. Plotts received his Ed.D. from the University of North Texas, his master's degree
from Dallas Theological Seminary, and bachelor's degree from Summit University of