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Lhorraine London Polite transitioned to Andrews University in August 2014 when her husband, Michael, was called to serve as associate chaplain here. Shortly thereafter, Lhorraine was called to serve as project manager and assistant to me as the dean of the School of Graduate Studies & Research, and in 2015, she continued her role with me as I transitioned into my new role as provost.

Born in Panama City, Panama, Lhorraine relocated with her family to the U.S. when she was 8 years old. The difficulty of the acclimation process still lingers today. She and her family have dedicated their lives to be champions for the cause of those who have similar stories to theirs, and use their successes to reach others who are also navigating difficult lives.

I am honored to have worked with Lhorraine for the past three years. Her excellence in service is refreshing. Lhorraine’s Andrews Heart is on display every day; she flourishes by sharing that heart. She enjoys serving our diverse student body because she understands what it’s like to take a risk, start from scratch, acclimate to a new culture and push through until the goal is reached.

You can read Lhorraine’s full story in Stories of Andrews at, where you will also find stories of others here at Andrews University.

Lhorraine, thank you for sharing your Andrews Heart! You epitomize the Spirit of Andrews.

Christon Arthur

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Berrien Springs, MI

Lhorraine London Polite