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Life Pacific proudly acknowledges Dr. Remi Lawanson’s outstanding and longstanding leadership as Associate Dean for Leadership Studies and Director of the MA in Strategic Leadership (MASL) program. Dr. Lawanson’s unwavering commitment to equipping leaders to reach new levels of ministry, thinking, and effectiveness has been instrumental in the program’s success. Recognizing his remarkable contributions, he has advanced to full Professor.

Since Dr. Lawanson was hired in 2012, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a passion for empowering leaders to expand their potential. His visionary approach to leadership education has transformed the MASL program, making it a thriving hub for leadership development. He was most recently awarded the Teamwork and Service Leadership Award during Convocation Chapel, a testament to his character.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at LPU, Dr. Daniel Ruarte, says, “Congratulations, Dr. Lawanson! You are a leader of leaders and an excellent professor. We are honored to have you as part of our full-time faculty team. Your heart for integrating prayer as you lead the MA in Strategic Leadership has been outstanding. Your teaching continues to impact students, and this recognition as a full professor is well deserved. This is a great milestone, and we celebrate with you. Thank you for serving well!”

One of Dr. Lawanson’s notable achievements has been the establishment of regional cohorts in collaboration with District supervisors of the Foursquare Church. These partnerships have provided unique opportunities for leaders to access the MASL program and elevate their leadership skills. Dr. Lawanson has effectively connected with leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds through these initiatives, fostering an inclusive and enriching learning environment.

“We celebrate and honor Dr. Remi Lawanson for his significant contributions as the Associate Dean for Leadership Studies and Director of the MA in Strategic Leadership program,” stated Dr. Angie Richey, President of LPU. “His dedication, perseverance, and faithfulness in equipping leaders have been instrumental in the program’s success. Dr. Lawanson’s exceptional leadership, commitment to scholarship, kindness, integrity, and character have impacted the lives of countless individuals, including mine.”

Under Dr. Lawanson’s guidance, the MASL program has flourished and gained recognition for its excellence and dynamic practicality. Through his innovative teaching methods and strategic curriculum development, students have been equipped with the necessary tools to excel in their respective leadership roles.

Dr. Lawanson’s leadership has elevated the MASL program, positioning it as a premier choice for those seeking to enhance their leadership skills. His unwavering commitment to academic rigor and passion for empowering leaders have created a thriving community of learners.

He shares his excitement for his new role, “I give God all the glory for I am who I am by His grace (1 Corinthians 15:10). I thank my faculty colleagues for their influence on my faculty journey because iron sharpens iron (Prov. 27:17). I also appreciate our students as well as my family who in different ways motivates me to perform with the highest level of excellence”.

Please join LPU in celebrating Dr. Remi Lawanson’s exceptional leadership as he advances to the rank of full Professor. His contributions to the MASL program and commitment to equipping leaders are commendable and have had a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

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