New Vice President of Academic Affairs

Press Release


New Vice President of Academic Affairs

We are proud to announce Michael Salmeier as the Vice President of Academic Affairs effective August 1, 2013.

President Jim J. Adams states, “As Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Salmeier’s increased span of care will include oversight of student development, student services, and residence life, in addition to his previous leadership of academic affairs and faculty. A noted scholar, author, and theologian, Dr. Salmeier is an experienced academic leader and professor. Mostly, Michael is a deeply committed Christ-follower who loves the Lord and cares for serving in His Kingdom. I am thrilled Michael has accepted this very strategic position as we realign LPC for success.” Michael Salmeier joins Angie Richey on the newly formed President’s Cabinet.

Michael Salmeier, D.Phil.

Dr. Michael Salmeier is a Life Pacific College alum, earning a B.Th. in 1995. He served as an assisting minister at Solid Rock Foursquare Church in Anaheim, CA until 1999. During that time he received an M.A. in New Testament and Theology from Talbot School of Theology. After completing a doctorate at the University of Oxford, Michael returned to Life Pacific in 2005, taking a position as the Distance Learning Coordinator. In 2007 Michael became a full-time professor, and in 2009 he became the Academic Dean. His book, Restoring the Kingdom: The Role of God as the “Ordainer of Times and Seasons” in the Acts of the Apostles was published in 2011. He married his wife, Jonelle, in 2001 and they have one child, Ariana Lily. They all attend Lifehouse Church, which meets on the LPC campus. Michael has served on the teaching team for the church.

Educating leaders since 1923, Life Pacific College has sent out more than 27,000 alumni to nearly 140 countries worldwide, and that mission continues. The College remains committed to its strengths, which include an unwavering commitment to mission, vitality of the student body, stability, dedicated faculty and staff, and its rich heritage of Christian service made possible through thousands of alumni around the world.