The University of the Nations follows the organizational approach of many universities. The President’s Office is responsible for giving overall direction, leading the institution into the future and relating to governments, alumni, the Board of Regents, and friends. The Provost’s Office has a role making sure the University is functioning in a coordinated fashion and is meeting its commitments to students, faculty, and staff. They are accountable to the Board of Regents.

The Provost’s Office serves and facilitates the academic affairs of the University of the Nations. This includes numerous areas such as: support of the College Deans and Centre Directors, internal communication, academic policy, course registration and approval, staff training and development, the International Records system, coordination and support for degree students and issuing transcripts and diplomas.

The work of the Provost’s Office is carried by a number of teams, each having different areas of responsibility, and overseen by a Provost leadership team.

Contact the Provost Office using [email protected].

Brad Tout

Brad Tout joined YWAM in 1991 and began leading courses soon after.  He served as a committee member from 1997 and Associate Dean from 2001 in the UofN College of Counselling & Health Care until joining the provost office in 2016 as an assistant provost.  Brad has led and taught in many UofN courses. He served as academic affairs coordinator in Perth for 18 years where he was involved in academic administration, staff development, curriculum writing, accreditation, etc.  He was also part of YWAM Australia’s national training board fulfilling similar roles.  Brad currently serves the Provost Office in areas of academic administration  and advice, facilitating the provost office academic affairs team and leading a team working to support and develop school staff and leader training throughout the UofN. Brad has been a member of the Provost Team since 2022.

Mark Brokenshire

Mark is a New Zealander who has been in YWAM since 1980. After leading mobile outreach teams for several years Mark and his wife Helen pioneered and led the YWAM base in South Australia until 1999 when he shifted to the Australian national office in Melbourne. Mark has worked internationally in education with Youth with a Mission for over thirty years. He completed a bachelor’s degree in adult education at the University of South Australia and a master’s degree in community development with an emphasis on education at Newcastle University. From 1997 to 2019 Mark lead the team that facilitated UofN training in Australia. He has also been the International Dean of Education for the University of the Nations for 17 years. In that role he has been involved in developing and overseeing teacher training programs, curriculum development as well as many other initiatives around the world. Mark’s main reason to be involved in education is to see community transformation. Mark has been a member of the Provost Team since 2022.