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Trinity Board of Regents appoints presidential search committee

Trinity CommunicationsMarch 01, 2018

Board of Regents chair Neil Nyberg (TIU ’74) has announced the formation of a search committee to select the 16th president of Trinity International University.

The board unanimously approved the search committee appointments and the creation of a presidential succession plan during its spring semester meeting Feb. 22-23.

Current president David S. Dockery asked the board to create a succession plan that would result in a smooth transition of leadership. Board members have asked Dockery to remain as University Chancellor when his term as president ends.

Nyberg, an attorney from Battle Creek, Michigan, will serve as an ex officio member of the search committee. The nine other members have connections to the board, faculty or staff of the University.

Board member Bill Kynes, a 1982 graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, Virginia, will chair the committee. Other committee members:

  • Judy Bradish, a board member from Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Gregory Carlson, director, Master of Arts in Leadership program, TIU undergraduate and graduate schools
  • Peter Cha (TEDS ’86 and ‘93), professor of Church, Culture, and Society, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Steve Hawn, a board member and attorney from Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Kevin Kompelien (TEDS ‘83), board member and president of the Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Carla Sanderson, board member and provost, Chamberlain College of Nursing; provost emeritus, Union University
  • Lisa Weathers, executive secretary to the president and office coordinator for Advancement and University Relations
  • Luder Whitlock, board member and executive director, CNL Charitable Foundation; president emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary

Direct search-related questions to Dr. Bill Kynes at [email protected].

Trinity International University, which includes schools for undergraduate, graduate, law and divinity studies, enrolls about 2,700 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 40 countries. The University’s alumni footprint extends to nearly 100 countries.

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