Office of the President


The 22nd President of Emory & Henry

Welcome to the Office of President John W. Wells

John W. Wells was elected by the Board of Trustees as the 22nd President of Emory & Henry and began his tenure on July 1, 2019.

Prior to coming to Emory & Henry, Wells served seven years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Mars Hill University in NC creating new programs in both professional and traditional liberal arts and increasing enrollment by thirty percent in four years. Prior to that, he served as Provost and Interim College President for four years at Young Harris College in GA and was a professor and dean of social sciences at Carson-Newman University in TN, where he earned his undergraduate degree in history. He has a master’s degree and doctorate degree in political science from The University of Tennessee from 1993 and 1996 respectively.