Dr. Mackenzi Huyser

Vice President for Advancement


Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction, Andrews University
MSW, Grand Valley State University
B.A., Trinity Christian College

Dr. Mackenzi Huyser, a 1997 alum, began her career at Trinity in 2000 and was a key leader in launching the Social Work Department. She served in various academic leadership roles at the College before becoming executive director of Chicago Semester in 2014. Over the course of her leadership, she has overseen significant transformations in program, approach, location, and engagement with the city.

Huyser holds a B.A. from Trinity Christian College in Sociology, an MSW from Grand Valley State University, and a Ph.D. from Andrews University, focusing on curriculum and instruction. She has received countless honors and awards throughout her career, written several popular and peer-reviewed publications, and actively participated in many professional associations and committees.

Originally from western Michigan, Huyser lives with her family in the south side of Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood. She enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting museums and neighborhood restaurants throughout the city, and attending LaSalle Street Church, where she and her family are members.