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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.


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  • 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.

Bethany Harshbarger

Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development

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Joshua Edmon, M.A.

Associate Vice President of Spiritual Life/Dean of Multicultural Engagement

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  • MA, Urban Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MA, Theological Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • BA, Biblical Studies, Trinity International University

Role at NCU

Joshua Edmon joined our staff at North Central University in 2020. He serves as Associate Vice President of Spiritual Life/Dean of Multicultural Engagement. Since stepping into his new role, he now oversees Spiritual Life, Chapel, and Multicultural Engagement at North Central.

Professional Experience

Associate Vice President Edmon has served in higher education as an admissions counselor at Trinity International University and as an Educational Outreach Specialist with the TRIO program at Joliet Junior College. In addition to these vocational roles, Joshua has served in a variety of pastoral positions, serving as a church campus pastor, a worship pastor, and missions pastor with a focus on church planting.

Personal Information

AVP Edmon is married to his wife Sameka and they have two children, Skylar and Zachary. The Edmons reside in Minneapolis, MN.

Jeremy Williamson, M.A.

Associate Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students

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  • MA, Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
  • BA, Music, North Central University

Role at NCU

Associate Vice President Williamson leads the Student Development department at NCU. In this position, he leads the Residence Life Department, Student Engagement Department, Student Conduct, and Housing.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Registrar, North Central University
  • Resident Director, North Central University

Personal Information

AVP Williamson is married to Bree Williamson, an alumnus of NCU (’07). They have 3 incredible children, Reagan, Boston, and Paxton, and live in south Minneapolis. He enjoys running the lake system in Minneapolis, reading, spending time with his family, and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. AVP Williamson is passionate about investing in the next generation of leaders at NCU.