The Campion Academy family is preparing to say good-bye to both Daniel Force, Head Boys’ Dean, and Jim Hughes, Assistant Boys’ Dean at the end of this school year.
After serving at Campion for nine years in the boys’ dorm, Daniel Force has accepted the position of Associate Men’s Dean at Union College. “I have cherished my time here at Campion, but I feel this the right move for my wife and I to be together,” he explained. Force’s wife, Roxanne, has been teaching at Mile High Academy and has been making the long commute since they got married last summer.
As he reflected back on his time here at Campion and his favorite parts of his job, he mentioned, “The growth you see in the boys from freshman to senior year is a highlight, and especially being able to see them give their hearts to God. Of course, coaching basketball was always one of my favorite things and something I will miss.”
Jim Hughes and his family will be moving to Portland, Oregon, where Hughes has accepted a job teaching art full-time at Portland Adventist Academy. “The Lord has opened doors for us to move in that direction. That’s the bottom line,” he commented. “Cheri and I have always made it a priority to be where God wants us to be and follow His timing. Just as He led us to Campion, He is now guiding us there.”
The Hughes family will look back on the four years they’ve been at Campion as a God-led, positive experience. “I really enjoyed the deep connection I’ve had with the boys here and being a dean has really facilitated that in big way,” Hughes reflected.
“They’ve been a good example of Jesus, who kept a high standard of moral living, yet loved each person where they were at,” commented Don Reeder. “It says in Proverbs 27:17, ‘Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another.’ Both of these deans have sharpened the characters of the young men in our dorm and they will be missed.”
Both positions are currently open for applications with a deadline of May 3rd for the head dean position. “We have already been receiving applications and have been in contact with several highly-qualified candidates,” Reeder explained. “We are prayerfully considering our options and asking God to lead us to the right people to be spiritual leaders for the boys in our dorm.”
Jill Harlow, Communication Director