New staff bring intercultural and mission experience
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Dr. Kevin McMahan, the college’s new director of international and intercultural affairs, will work to encourage diversity and racial reconciliation among students, faculty and staff at Northwestern.
Tommy Moon, Northwestern’s new director of missions, will direct the college’s short-term missions programs, equipping students for cross-cultural experiences around the globe.
McMahan and his staff lead efforts to recruit and serve both international and American multiethnic students, assisting with visa paperwork, travel arrangements, cultural adjustment, and ongoing support once students arrive on campus.
He will also promote intercultural learning on campus through services to raise awareness, develop cross-cultural skills, and advocate for racial reconciliation.
McMahan holds a doctorate in educational leadership/systems in higher education from Union Institute & University in
Prior to joining Northwestern’s staff, McMahan was the director of international programs and international student adviser for
McMahan replaces Todd McDonald, who is a guidance counselor at
Moon oversees the college’s Spring Service Project (SSP) and Summer of Service (SOS) programs, which together send approximately 250 students across the
Moon and his staff provide training, resources and post-trip debriefing for the students and also guide the students’ fund-raising efforts.
A preacher, teacher, trainer and mentor, Moon served as a missionary in Puebla, Mexico, for 17 years, where he was involved in church planting, youth ministry and leadership development.
Moon is bilingual and since 1998 served as a professor and dean of students at Puebla Bible Seminary. Prior to living in
Moon is completing a doctorate in leadership and spiritual formation through
Moon replaces Jill Erickson, who is working in community development in