Vice President, Student Affairs
Tim Wade has been with Interlochen for 28 years, beginning in 1979 as a guidance counselor for the Arts Academy. He has served as director of the counselor-in-training program for the Arts Camp (’83-’86), assistant director of Interlochen Arts Academy (’89-’91), dean of student services (’92-’98), and dean of education (’98-’99). Prior to joining Interlochen, Tim was a classroom teacher at Marshall Middle School in Marshall, Mich. for 7 years, and also served as a guidance counselor. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he earned a B.A. in elementary education/history/English and an M.A. in counseling and personnel. He has been a licensed professional counselor since 1993.
Tim is responsible for student services, including residence life, academic and college counseling, personal counseling, student discipline, recreation, health and wellness.
For the past six years Tim has served on the board of directors for the International NETWORK of Visual and Performing Arts Schools; chairing the communications committee for two years and is currently treasurer. He is also a board member for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and has served on the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. He has served on the boards of the Traverse City Kiwanis Club and Pathfinder School. Tim is married to Vicki, an elementary educator, and they are the parents of two daughters, both educators.