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Dr. William L. Hathaway, Provost of Regent University.

Dr. William L. Hathaway Named Provost of Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Apr. 23, 2024) – On Saturday, the Regent University Board of Trustees voted to appoint Dr. William L. Hathaway as Provost of Regent University. Hathaway immediately assumed the position after relinquishing his post as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent.

“We are more than thrilled to have Dr. Hathaway in this new role,” said Chancellor Gordon Robertson. “For the past 27 years, Dr. Hathaway has been a model of integrity, embodying the heart of Christ as a true servant leader. His energy, innovative ideas, and wise counsel will allow Regent to achieve new heights of excellence and deepen our impact on the communities we serve throughout the world.”

As Provost, Dr. Hathaway will continue to oversee Regent University academics, colleges and schools, program development, and accreditation and assessment initiatives.

“I am both honored and grateful to serve Regent’s faculty, staff, and its entire student body of scholars as Provost,” said Dr. Hathaway. “Dr. Robertson provided wisdom and vision when he founded Regent University. Chancellor Gordon Robertson has diligently picked up the mantle and continues to advance the call of cultivating Christian Leadership to Change the World. I consider it a privilege to have his confidence and will continue to be a champion for Regent’s world-changing mission.”

Hathaway completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology with Russell Barkley at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center ADHD clinic. He served seven years as an Air Force psychologist before joining the Christian psychology program at Regent University.

Dr. Hathaway characterizes Regent as “the ideal community of Christian scholars in which he can continue to pursue his passion for lifelong learning and Christian service.”

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 12 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).