Tohme Named VP for Student Development at John Brown University

Tohme Named VP for Student Development at John Brown University

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Feb. 14, 2024) – John Brown University has named Anne Tohme the university’s next vice president for student development. Tohme, an alumna of JBU, is slated to begin the role on July 1 and succeeds Steve Beers, Ph.D., who is retiring after serving as VPSD since 1998.

As VPSD, Tohme will lead JBU’s residence life program, the student counseling center, health services, career development, the Office of Christian Formation, student activities and campus safety.

“I look forward to contributing to a mission I resonate with so deeply. It is sweet to return to a place that so profoundly impacted my own life and be able to give back and foster that growth and transformation in the lives of today’s JBU students,” said Tohme. “I am passionate about holistic education, discipleship and Christ-centered community. It is with great gratitude and excitement that my family and I join the work and ministry of JBU.”

Tohme will also serve on the President’s Cabinet, a nine-person team that works with JBU President Chip Pollard to set the strategic direction for JBU and oversee and implement planning, major initiatives and policies. 

“Anne’s extensive experience in student development, her heart for students, and her commitment to discipleship will be an asset to JBU’s holistic approach to developing students spiritually, emotionally, mentally and academically,” said Pollard. “We’re excited to welcome her back to the JBU community, and I look forward to working with her.”

Tohme has been vice president for student life at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida, since 2020. Before that, she served for 17 years in various student development roles at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. She holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a concentration in educational ministries and a bachelor’s in business administration from JBU.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 42 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, business, computer science, construction management, graphic design, family and human services, and engineering. Eighteen graduate degrees are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, and education.

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