Doug Wells has more than 40 years of experience as a public school teacher and administrator. Toward the end of his career he directed the alternative educational programs and also taught at the University of Redlands (CA). Doug is an innovator and he loves pulling ideas and people together. The Foundation has greatly benefitted under his leadership, and his strong vision and hard work bodes well for its future success.
Even though the bulk of his career was in the public education arena, Doug maintained close ties with the Adventist education system. He says, “There has never been a doubt in my mind that Christian schools are where our students receive the best training for life and a preparation for the eternal life to follow.” His service as a member of church school boards made him painfully aware of the huge financial strain that families face when endeavoring to keep their students in “our” schools. Thus, when asked to serve on the FoundationONE board, there was no hesitation—he saw it as an opportunity to pay forward some of the assistance he, himself, received as a UCA student.