LCSC makes changes with divisions and division chairs

Mark Haynal

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will have two new division chairs and another chair heading a newly created division starting this summer, college administrators have announced.

Mark Haynal will serve as chair of the new Teacher Education Division, while nursing associate professor Krista Harwick will become the chair of the Division of Nursing & Health Sciences.

The college’s Education & Kinesiology Division has split into two divisions, which was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education last month. Haynal will oversee the Teacher Education Division while former Education 

and Kinesiology Division chair, Heather Van Mullem, will now chair the new Movement and Sport Sciences Division. These changes become effective July 1.

Haynal earned an Ed.D and Ed.S in Administration and Leadership from La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif. He also earned an Master of Arts in education administration and bacherlor’s degrees in elementary education and journalism from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.  He has served as president at Burman 

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University in LaCombe, Alberta during 2010 to present. He previously served as Superintendent of School in the Indiana Conference during 2006-10, and as Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla Universityn during 2002-06.

Harwick has served on the LCSC faculty since 2007 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2013. She earned her DNP from Frontier Nursing University and her master’s from Idaho State University. She is a graduate of LCSC and previously served as acting chair of the Division for five weeks in 2015. She has been the BSN Program Coordinator since 2011 and the Coordinator for the LPN-BSN track since 2016.

Heather Van Mullem (1)

Harwick replaces Mary Lou Robinson, who decided to step down as chair but remains as a nursing professor at LCSC.

Van Mullem started at LCSC in 2005 and became division chair in 2012. She holds a PhD from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree from Humboldt State and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington. She teaches kinesiology courses at LCSC.