Advisory Council

Kathryn Glover serves as the vice president for administration and institutional effectiveness at Virginia Theological Seminary. She joined VTS as a member of the staff in 2001, and over the course of 12 years she worked as the officer for institutional effectiveness and planning and staff officer to the dean and president, director of alumni affairs, and the program coordinator for the Center for Lifetime Theological Education and Doctor of Ministry Program, before moving into the faculty position.

Glover received her B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and an M.P.A. in nonprofit management at George Mason University.

A leader who is passionate about Christian higher education and the role it plays in the common good, Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014.

Having received a bachelor’s in education at Calvin College and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Hoogstra spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm that specialized in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut. While at this practice, she served on the New Haven County Bar Association, as well as on a number of civic boards and at local schools and churches. She was also a founding board member and officer of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

It was at this time she began a season of service at her alma mater, Calvin College. She first served as a co-chair of Calvin’s first endowment drive, “Campaign for Calvin,” and was subsequently selected to serve on the board of trustees from 1995 to 1999. She became Calvin’s vice president for student life in July 1999, where she served in until she became president of the CCCU.

Richard (Tom) Ingram is president emeritus of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. He is a consultant, facilitator, speaker, and writer on academic trusteeship and nonprofit directorship whose current focus includes best governance practices, board self-study retreats, presidential and board performance reviews, bylaw revision, and executive coaching.

Ingram has served on the board of trustees of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE). He previously served on the boards of three private colleges, an independent secondary school for girls, a higher education association, a multiple-employer health insurance company, and a mutual liability insurance company.

Ingram has facilitated workshops with the boards and chief executives of nearly 300 colleges, universities, and independent schools. His publication, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards for BoardSource, now in its third edition, has sold more than 300,000 copies. Ingram earned his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in higher education from the University of Maryland.

Tom Tanner joined the staff of the Association of Theological Schools in August 2012 as director of accreditation and institutional evaluation. His work includes facilitating accrediting reviews, providing education and support to member schools about the process of accreditation, and providing staff support to the work of the Board of Commissioners of the ATS Commission on Accrediting. Prior to that, he served for 33 years at Lincoln Christian University as library director, director of planning and assessment, accreditation liaison, undergraduate dean, seminary dean, vice president of academics, and dean of adult and online learning. His teaching experience ranges from Greek and Bible to research and leadership development.

Tanner has presented numerous self-study workshops for ATS and other accrediting organizations. He is a licensed minister among Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, having served as a resident and visiting minister for several congregations in Illinois. His published works include What Ministers Know and Verses and Voices. A graduate of Lincoln Christian University (B.A. and M.Div.) and the University of Illinois (M.A., M.L.I.S., and Ph.D.), Tanner holds degrees in ministry, New Testament, classical philology, and library and information science.