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Dockery elected ETS president

Trinity CommunicationsNovember 17, 2017

Members of the Evangelical Theological Society, gathered in Providence, Rhode Island for their 69th annual meeting, elected Trinity President David S. Dockery to serve as the organization’s president for the 2017-18 academic year.

“It is a great privilege to serve the larger evangelical world in this way,” Dockery said. “I am genuinely grateful for and honored by this special opportunity of service, which I trust will also be good for the work of Trinity community.”

Dockery continues the tradition of Trinity administrators Kenneth Kantzer and Walt Kaiser, who served as ETS presidents in 1968 and 1977 respectively.

Since the late 1970s, Dockery has participated actively in the life of ETS, making presentations at both regional and national meetings. He delivered a plenary address at the 2001 ETS meeting in Colorado Springs, and published articles and book reviews in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. In the 1980s, he served as chair of the Southwest Region of the organization and in the 1990s, he served as chair of the Southeast Region.

During his time as president of Trinity and Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Dockery has served in key leadership roles for a number of other organizations, including serving as chair of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Consortium for Global Education, and the Christian College Consortium.

In addition to his service on the Executive Committee of ETS, Dockery has served on the boards of Christianity Today, Prison Fellowship (where he held the Carl Henry chair), the King’s College and the Manhattan Declaration, among others.

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