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Shannon Dycus

POSITION: Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

DEPARTMENT: Student Life

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | UC 227

PHONE: (540) 432-4134

EMAIL: shannon.dycus@emu.edu

With passion towards community building and education, Shannon Dycus has spent 15 years working in learning communities and ministry settings.  Before EMU, she was co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, IN supporting the spiritual formation of that community through preaching and teaching. With Franklin University of Ohio, she supported student success in admissions and adivising while also teaching Transitions courses and in the philosophy department. Before congregational and higher education, her ministry was in secondary teaching and after school program leadership. 

Shannon holds a degree in Secondary Education from Butler University (IN) and received her Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary (IN). With passion for holistically journeying with people, Shannon is also a trained spiritual director through San Francisco Theological Seminary. Shannon is active in writing and worship development roles with Mennonite Church USA, publishing the 2019 Women's Bible Study Every Time I Feel the Spirit with Herald Press.

As Vice President and Dean of Students, Shannon leads the Student Life division. Her main priorities are to support strategic vision for co-curricular learning communities that nurture social accountability, holistic well being and academic success for all students. 


BS, Butler University
MDIV, Christian Theological Seminary

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