Executive Leadership | Los Angeles Pacific University

Meet Your Servant Leaders

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John C. Reynolds, Ph.D.


Dr. Reynolds is the first President of Los Angeles Pacific University, having founded LAPU’s founding institutions, Azusa Pacific Online University (2011) and Azusa Pacific University College (2014). Reynolds served as CIO and Executive Vice President for 16 years at Azusa Pacific University before being named President of Los Angeles Pacific University in 2018. Reynolds earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science and information systems, and a PhD. in Higher Education. His research interests in leadership, organizational effectiveness, change management, and strategic thinking have resulted in several publications in leadership and strategy, particularly relating to nonprofit organizations.In addition to his years of experience in higher education, Reynolds has worked in the mining industry and as the global CIO for World Vision International, a large, private international relief organization (1991–2000). A regular speaker at national conferences throughout the world, he has also consulted in more than 40 countries and traveled to more than 80 countries to speak, consult, and advise national NGO leaders. He serves on several nonprofit and educational boards, including African Enterprise (USA), African Enterprise (Canada), Brewer Direct, LCC International University (Lithuania), Opportunity International, Christian Leadership Alliance, and API Educational Foundation (South Africa).

Wayne Herman, Ph.D.

Vice President

Wayne Herman was named vice president of academics at Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU) in July 2018, and also serves as the university's accreditation liaison officer. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Interim Academic Dean. Prior to his tenure at LAPU, Herman served as Chief Academic Officer at Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. Herman holds a B.A. in Comparative History from the University of Washington, an M.Div. from Western Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Frank Rojas, EMBA

Executive Vice President

With more than 15 years of experience in higher education enrollment management, Frank Rojas was named executive vice president of operations in July 2015. Focusing on recruitment and the student experience, Rojas provides strategic vision, leadership, and oversight of enrollment, student success, and university operations.Most recently, Rojas served as the vice president of enrollment management at National University. Other recent leadership positions in higher education included roles with Devry Education Group, Lincoln Educational Services in New Jersey, Academic Partnerships in Texas, and Whitney International University System in Texas.Rojas holds an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from DeVry University. Rojas, his wife, and their five children currently live in Riverside County.