Executive Team


Chris Call
Doug Jones

Mark Sargent

Tim Wilson
Reed Sheard

Chris Call: Vice President for Administration and Planning

Chris CallMr. Call has served as Westmont’s Vice President for Administration since 2001.  Previously, he served for over five years as Executive Assistant to then-President David Winter.  In his current position he serves as the President’s liaison with Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Risk Management/Procurement/Auxiliary Services and supervises the directors of these areas.  He serves as Westmont’s Title IX Officer.  Finally he assists the President with trustee meetings and with trustee relations.  Mr. Call is a graduate of Whitworth College (B.A.) and Willamette University College of Law (J.D). After serving for four years as a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, he worked for 11 years in the President’s Office and Development Office at Willamette University.

Doug Jones: Vice President for Finance

Doug JonesMr. Jones joined Westmont in September 2007.  Prior to coming to Westmont, Mr. Jones served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Spring Arbor University for seven years.  Mr. Jones has over 10 years of experience with budgeting and finance in higher education.  He is a CPA and earned an MBA from Indiana University.  He has also completed a certificate in Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University.

Mark Sargent: Provost and Dean of the Faculty

A photo of Mark SargentDr. Sargent assumed the role of Provost at Westmont College during the spring of 2012. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he earned his master's degree and doctorate in English at The Claremont Graduate University, specializing in American literature. He taught as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and has written widely on history, literature, film, and higher education. For his research on William Bradford, he was awarded the Whitehill Prize in early American history. After holding administrative roles at Biola University and Spring Arbor College, he became Gordon's Provost in 1996, and has been active in numerous national and international organizations. In 2008 the Council of Independent Colleges gave him the national Chief Academic Officers Award. His wife Arlyne, and two of his children, have been students at Westmont.

Reed Sheard: Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer

Reed Sheard Dr. Sheard joined Westmont in October 2008 and took over responsibility as Vice President for College Advancement in January 2010. He comes from Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he served as vice president and CIO for five years. At Spring Arbor, Sheard oversaw the development of a private, statewide network and was instrumental in developing and overseeing Spring Arbor University Online. Sheard graduated from University of Sioux Falls, earned a master’s of divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Seattle University. Previously, Sheard worked at General Electric, Apple Inc., Consonus Inc. and George Fox University as an assistant professor of Leadership Studies.

Tim Wilson: Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Tim WilsonTim Wilson joined Westmont in 1981 to fulfill a desire to contribute to higher education in a Christian Liberal Arts environment. Tim’s first position at the college was as Director of Housing and Conferences. The plan was to stay 2 years, but Tim is entering his 34th year at the college. For the past 24 years Tim worked alongside his respected colleague, Jane Higa, VP for Student Life, as her Associate Dean. This year Tim is serving as Interim VP for Student Life while the college conducts a national search to fill Jane’s vacancy. Wilson attended Stanford University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Education. After teaching and coaching at a public high school in Cupertino, California, Tim completed a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Boston College.