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Senior Leadership Team

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Meet the Senior Leadership Team of North Central University

North Central University President Scott Hagan
Scott Hagan, Ph.D.

President

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Education

  • Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington)
  • M.A., Leadership and Organizational Studies, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, California)
  • B.S., Ministry, Bethany University (Santa Cruz, California)

Role at North Central

President Scott Hagan became North Central’s seventh president in June 2017. Under his leadership the university has experienced positive growth in enrollment and programs, including the addition of a biological sciences major and the addition of accredited online undergraduate and graduate degrees. President Hagan serves as the head of the Senior Leadership team and oversees all facets of North Central University.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Epic Bible College, Capital Bible College, and North Central University
  • Senior Pastor, Real Life Church (Sacramento, CA)
  • Senior Pastor, Grand Rapids First (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Founding Pastor, Harvest Church (Elk Grove, CA)
  • Associate Pastor, Bethel Church (San Jose, CA)

Personal Information

Scott Hagan, Ph.D., was born in the mill town of Sedro Woolley, Washington. He is married to Karen, who is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and accomplished speaker. Together, the Hagans have planted or pastored four churches. The Hagans have four married children and a growing collection of grandchildren.

President Hagan is a gifted communicator who has published six books, including the bestselling book “The Language Influence and Personal Power,” and more than 60 articles. He regularly speaks at conferences, seminars, and college campuses. He is also a sports enthusiast, especially when his children are involved.

Andrew Denton
Andrew Denton, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at St. Louis University
  • M.B.A. at Missouri State University
  • B.A Management and Marketing at Evangel University

Role at North Central

Dr. Denton is responsible for providing executive leadership for the following divisions at North Central University: Advancement (Development, Donor Relations, Alumni Relations, Church Relations, Business Relations, and City Relations), Business and Finance, Operations, Enrollment (Admissions, Financial Aid, Enrollment Marketing, and Multicultural Recruitment), Athletics, Human Resources, and Communications and University Marketing.

Professional Experience

  • Vice President Enrollment Management, Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Vice President Enrollment Management, Evangel University (Springfield, MO)
  • Associate Pastor, Timbercreek Church
  • Director of Admissions, Evangel University

Personal Information

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Dr. Denton is blessed with a wonderful wife, Linda, his college sweetheart. They have two girls named Lexie and Ashlyn, and a son named Drew. Dr. Denton loves spending as much time with his family as he can. Sports are also a passion of his, especially going to the YMCA throughout the week and cheering on all teams from Michigan. His family attends the Woodbury campus of River Valley Church where he serves in leadership for the hospitality team and men’s group.

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Greg Leeper

Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Education

  • Ph.D. (in progress), Higher Education, University of Minnesota
  • MA, Communication and Culture, Trinity International University
  • BA, Theological Studies and Church Ministry, Evangel University

Role at NCU

              Vice President Leeper provides leadership for Academic Affairs, including Online Education, Academic Partnerships, and University Strategic Planning.  

Professional Experience

  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, North Central University
  • Dean of Students, North Central University
  • Associate Dean of Students, and Instructor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Trinity International University

Personal Information

              Vice President Leeper is married to Hillary, a North Central University faculty member in biblical and theological studies, and together they have two children, Evangeline and Jacob. He enjoys the outdoors, Iowa Hawkeyes sports, the Minnesota Orchestra, and serving his Eden Prairie community as chair of a city commission. Over the years, he has led several cross-cultural trips focused on business and ministry in Zambia and Uganda, and he has served as teaching faculty and youth convention speaker for the Salvation Army. He and his family attend Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Doug Graham
Doug Graham, D. Min.

Vice President for Spiritual Life and Student Development

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Education

  • D. Min. from Bethel Seminary in Church Leadership
  • M.A. from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Biblical Literature
  • B.A. Pastoral Studies from North Central University

Role at North Central

Dr. Graham is responsible for providing spiritual oversight for the university which includes directing chapel programming and other spiritual life activities. Dr. Graham also teaches multiple classes for the College of Church Leadership in the School of Pastoral Studies.

Professional Experience

  • Lead Pastor, Evangel Assembly of God (Bismarck, ND)
  • Lead Pastor, River of Life Assembly of God (La Crosse, WI)
  • Associate Pastor, Journey Church (Kenosha, WI)
  • Member, NCU Board of Regents

Personal Information

Dr. Graham grew up in eastern North Dakota and northwest Montana. Following his conversion to faith in Christ, he experienced a call to pastoral ministry and attended and graduated from North Central University. He is married to Vicki and together they have four adult children, each of whom attended North Central. Dr. Graham is an avid triathlete who enjoys the outdoors. Together, he and Vicki spend as much time together traveling and camping. The Grahams are members of Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington, MN where Vicki is on staff as the Family Life Pastor.