■ The board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities has named Dr. William P. Robinson as interim president of the organization. He succeeds Dr. Edward O. Blews Jr., who was dismissed by the board in October “after careful investigation and prayerful consideration.” The CCCU counts 119 evangelical Protestant colleges and universities as its members, and 55 additional schools as affiliates. Blews had begun his term in January 2013.
Robinson is chair of the board of Princeton Theological Seminary. He was president of Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, for 17 years before retiring in 2010. From 1986 to 1993, he was president of Manchester College in Indiana.
Robinson is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Wheaton College, and the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three adult children.
■ The board of trustees of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a United Methodist institution in Evanston, Illinois, has named the seminary’s vice president for academic affairs as president. Dr. Lallene J. Rector, the first lay person and first woman to head the 160-year-old seminary, succeeds the Rev. Philip A. Amerson, who retired after eight years at the helm.
A member of the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Rector has been a member of the Garrett faculty for 27 years, the last seven as academic dean. Previously she was an inpatient coordinator at Decatur Center for Mental Health. She has also been a pastoral counselor at the Center for Religion and Psycho-therapy in Chicago, where she now serves on the board.
Rector is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Boston University. She is a member of the Association of Theological Schools advisory committee for chief academic officers and has served as secretary for the Common Council of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools.
■ The board of trustees of Hood Theological Seminary has named the Rev. Vergel L. Lattimore as president-elect. Lattimore will succeed the Rev. Albert J. D. Aymer, president and professor of New Testament, who will retire on June 30, 2014, after 20 years as the head of the school in Salisbury, North Carolina. Aymer is on sabbatical during the 2013–14 academic year.
A retired brigadier general in the Air National Guard, Lattimore served one year as vice president for academic affairs and professor of pastoral psychology before being named president-elect. For the previous 21 years, he was a faculty member at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, most recently as Beeghly Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. He is an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and a graduate of Livingstone College, Duke Divinity School, and Northwestern University.
Hood is the seminary of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Formerly a graduate division of Livingstone College, the school became an independent institution in 2001.
■ The board of trustees of Iliff School of Theology has named Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe as the seminary’s 14th president. He succeeds Dr. Albert Hernández, who was appointed interim president in 2012 after the departure of former president Dr. David Trickett. Hernández has returned to the administration as academic vice president and dean of the faculty.
From 2008 until the time of his appointment, Wolfe was senior vice president and dean of student affairs at Syracuse University. From 1999 to 2008, he was dean and chaplain at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse. Ordained in the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, he has served as pastor of several Methodist congregations in New York.
Wolfe is a trustee of Lycoming College and is serving a three-year term as president of the United Methodist Church’s University Senate. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, the Pacific School of Religion, and Syracuse University.
■ The board of trustees of Oral Roberts University has named the Rev. William M. Wilson as fourth president of the institution founded by, and named for, one of America’s pioneering televangelists. Wilson succeeds the Rev. Mark Rutland, president from 2009 until earlier this year, who has joined the pastoral staff of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia.
Wilson was vice chair of the university’s board of trustees at the time of his appointment. He is a Bible teacher whose weekly television program, “World Impact with Billy Wilson,” has been on the air since 1998. He has also been executive director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal in Cleveland, Tennessee, and he served as executive officer of the Azusa Street Centennial, which drew 50,000 participants to Los Angeles in 2006.
Wilson is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa, have two adult children.
■ Dominican Father John A. Langlois has been named the new president of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He succeeds Dominican Father Steven Boguslowski, who served as president for six years and will return to the faculty as professor of Sacred Scripture.
Father Langlois was previously vicar provincial of the Province of St. Joseph, the regional body of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, and was simultaneously prior of St. Vincent Ferrer Priory in New York. Earlier, from 2002 until 2010, he was master of students at the Dominican House of Studies and assistant professor of church history at the Pontifical House of Studies. He has also served on the faculty and on the board of Providence College and has been archivist for the Province of St. Joseph.
A New Hampshire native, Father Langlois joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in 1991. He is a graduate of Providence College, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
■ The board of trustees of Seminary of the Southwest has named the Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge as its eighth dean and president. She succeeds the Rev. Douglas Travis, who led the school from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Seminary of the Southwest is an Episcopal seminary in Austin, Texas.
Kittredge joined the faculty of Seminary of the Southwest in 1999 and was named academic dean in 2010. She chairs the board of the Evangelical Education Society and has served as president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.
Kittredge and her husband, Frank D. Kittredge Jr., have three adult children. An ordained Episcopal priest, she is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Divinity School.
■ The board of trustees of Sioux Falls Seminary has named Greg Henson as the school’s 12th president, effective February 3, 2014. Henson succeeds retiring leader G. Michael Hagan, who joined the teaching faculty of the seminary in 1984 and was named president in 2001. In 2007, Hagan oversaw a name change at the institution from North American Baptist Seminary to Sioux Falls Seminary. The school is affiliated with the North American Baptist Conference, a group of 400 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Henson is vice president for institutional advancement at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, where he oversees enrollment, development, advancement, financial aid, and communication. A graduate of William Jewell College with an M.B.A. from Benedictine University, Henson has also been a district-level official for the Boy Scouts of America.
Henson and his wife, Heather, have two children.
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