William Jessup University Hires VP of Academic Affairs

Jessup Hires Phillip Escamilla

ROCKLIN, California - William Jessup University in Rocklin, California has expanded its leadership team by appointing Phillip Escamilla as their new Vice President of Academic Affairs. William Jessup University is a nationally ranked university in Northern California with a mission to “partner with the church to educate transformational leaders for the glory of God.” The University seeks to develop its students with communication skills, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking.

Brian Jensen, our Executive Search Consultant who partnered with William Jessup on this search shared, “Partnering with Jessup during this time was an honor. Navigating this search right in the middle of COVID-19 was no easy task, but we saw God’s hand upon it throughout. I’m very excited for Phillip and Lisa as they continue to serve the Jessup community - God will do great things through Phillip’s leadership there.”

Phillip Escamilla brings nonprofit, education, and pastoral experience into this role, as well as a deep passion for this university. He genuinely wants to do everything he can to pour into this education program. He is passionate about following the Lord’s call into Christian higher education and is looking forward to leading William Jessup to be a place of impact for the kingdom.

John Jackson from William Jessup expressed how helpful Vanderbloemen was throughout the entire search process. Regarding our value of ridiculous responsiveness, he said that Vanderbloemen was, “timely, consistent, and thorough.” William Jessup was pleased with the spectrum of candidates we were able to provide based on their requests and desires. We know William Jessup will continue to thrive academically and spiritually, Vanderbloemen is honored to walk with them through this new season of leadership.


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