Andrea Luxton

Andrea Luxton, PhD

About Andrea Luxton, PhD

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Andrea Luxton has served as associate director, higher education at the North American Division since July 2023.

Luxton began her career in education in 1982 as Head of English for Stanborough School in England, her home country. After spending four years at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., as both a student and part-time teaching assistant and lecturer, she returned to England to chair the English Department at Newbold College from 1986–1991. Beginning in 1991, she held multiple responsibilities as education director, Sabbath School director and women’s ministries coordinator of the British Union of Seventh-day Adventists. In 1993, Luxton returned to her roots at Stanborough, this time as principal. She remained there until 1997, at which time she became president of Newbold College, England. In 2001, Luxton relocated to Canada where she served as vice-president for academic administration at Canadian University College(now Burman University) in Lacombe, Alberta, from 2001–2003. She served as associate director of education for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 2003–2006, during which time she was also the Executive Secretary of the Adventist Accrediting Association.  In 2006, Luxton accepted the role of president of Canadian University College. She served in that capacity until her transition to Andrews University as Provost in 2010, and then as President in 2016. She retired from Andrews University in 2023 and accepted a part-time role as associate director, higher education at the North American Division in July 2023.

Luxton received a BA in theology and English from Newbold College, an MA in English from Andrews University, a PhD in English from Catholic University of America and a Postgraduate Diploma in Institutional Management and Change in Higher Education from the University of Twente, Netherlands.

Luxton has written a number of articles for professional and church publications, often using these mediums as a way of connecting her passions for literature, education and the life of faith.  She is also an experienced international speaker both in and outside of Church audiences. Her hobbies include reading world literature, walking by the ocean and traveling to remote destinations.