Executive Vice President for Student Life
“The Executive Vice President for Student Life is responsible for ensuring that Regent University students have all the tools and resources they need to be their best, as God created them to be. Through vision, leadership and oversight of the Student Services team, we intently work toward a healthy student community.”
Dr. Joseph Umidi
Dr. Joseph Umidi serves as Executive Vice President for Student Life and former Interim Dean of the School of Divinity. Since the mid 1980s, he also has served as a professor of ministry. For 15 years he has served on the board of New Life Ministries International, a church network, church planting, and missions organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is founder and president of Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Inc., a Christian coach training ministry in 24 countries and 14 languages advanced by several Regent alumni. He has authored numerous articles and books dealing with church, organizational, and personal transformation and is working in community and international transformation strategies with several ministry organizations in the developing nations. He is married to Marie, founder & president of TMCJ, Inc. an international gospel arts ministry. They are the delighted grandparents of three grandchildren.