New Vice President

Donna Berkner Voted VP for Academic Administration
May 7, 2020

KEENE, TEX. – On Feb. 11, Southwestern Adventist University’s (SWAU) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Donna Berkner Ed.D. as vice president for academic administration. Berkner, who has been with the university since 2012, has served as the interim vice president since July 2019. Previously, she was the chair of the Department of Education and Psychology. 

Berkner is a published author and holds multiple licenses, including the State of Texas Teaching License, State of Texas Principal License, NAD Leadership Certification, and Professional Development and Appraisal System Certification. A previous principal, Berkner is a member of Associate Deans of Texas and of REACH Committee for North American Division and Inclusive Education. She currently serves as vice president for higher education with the NAD Office of Education. 

Berkner looks forward to working with the faculty as they provide educational experiences for SWAU students.

By Tim Kosaka

Marketing and Public Relations Director