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Carey Cook


Dr. Carey Cook received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1988, his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Albertson College of Idaho in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Idaho in 2002.

Dr. Cook came to Northwest Nazarene University in 1993 as Director of Leadership Development in the Student Development area, and served in that role until 2001 when he assumed his role as Vice President for Student Development. Previously, Dr. Cook was a counselor and Case Manager for Starting Point Chemical Dependency Services (1992-1993) and Youth Pastor at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene (1988-1990)

Fred Fullerton


Dr. Fred Fullerton serves as Vice President for Spiritual and Leadership Development and Director of the Wesley Center at Northwest Nazarene University. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and prior to assuming his current assignment, served as the Lead Pastor for nine years at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene located on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Dr. Fullerton is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (Th.b, '77), Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div., '85), and in 2006 Eastern Nazarene College conferred on him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. From 1991-2000, Dr. Fullerton served as the Director of NYI Ministries, the youth department for the International Church of the Nazarene, where he led Nazarene Youth Congresses in Phoenix ('95) and Toronto, Ontario, Canada ('99) and travelled to 25 countries leading youth ministry training and preaching at global youth conferences. He has served as a trustee at Nazarene Theological Seminary and at the district level, chaired the New England District General Assembly Resolutions Committee and served as a member of the District Board of Ministerial Credentials.

Dr. Fullerton is no stranger to NNU. From 1988-1991, he served as Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries, where he led the chapel services and worked with student leaders of the various ministry groups. He also facilitated mission trips with faculty to Mexico, Los Angeles, and Portland. He was an adjunct professor in the Christian education department at that time, where he directed the summer ministry intern program across the Northwest Region.

David Tarrant


Mr. David Tarrant joined Northwest Nazarene University in 2012 as Vice President for Financial Affairs. Mr. Tarrant has an extensive professional background in financial management as well as experience in private Christian higher education. He served as the vice president for finance and operations at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota for the past five years.

Prior to entering the higher education realm, Mr. Tarrant worked for Whirlpool Corporation as the controller of the Canadian business unit and the director of finance for the Whirlpool brand in North America. He began his professional career as a financial analyst first at Trinova Corporation and later at Vickers Incorporated.

Ed Robinson


Ed Robinson has been engaged in pastoral leadership, theological education and Christian higher education for the past 43 years. He is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He also serves as Professor of Practical Theology in the university’s School of Theology and Christian Ministries. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Director of the Office of Leadership Studies and Servant Leadership in NNU’s Wesley Center.

Before coming to Northwest Nazarene University in July 2011, Dr. Robinson served for 25 years in the Kansas City area as Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Christian Education, and Pastor of the Chapel at Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City MO) and then as President of MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Both before and during his work in Christian higher education, he served in pastoral ministry assignments in Southern California, Missouri and Kansas.

A graduate of Northwest Nazarene University (1973), Dr. Robinson extended his preparation for a life-long pursuit of ministry through graduate work at Nazarene Theological Seminary (Master of Religious Education, 1976) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Doctor of Philosophy, 1988). He lives and works in Nampa, ID with his wife, Nancy. They have two adult daughters, both living in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ed enjoys travel, hiking, snow skiing, and dabbles in the culinary arts as a hobby. He has been an avid (and loyal) Kansas City Royals fan since 1974.