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First Woman Associate Dean Appointed at Andrews Seminary


Andrews University has appointed a woman as associate dean at the seminary – the first time a woman has held this post. The Adventist Review published a story about new associate dean Teresa Reeve yesterday.

The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the preeminent training ground for the church’s religious leaders at Andrews University, has chosen its first woman to serve as associate dean, a development that comes the same month that the university named a woman as its lead chaplain.


Teresa Reeve, an associate professor of New Testament contexts, will fill a role vacated by Clifford Jones, who will become president of the church’s Lake Region Conference on July 1.


“This is a historical nomination because for the first time a lady will hold this position!” seminary dean Jiří Moskala said in a letter to seminary faculty and students this week.


Moskala said the selection process had included consultations with the church’s North American Division and the General Conference, which oversees the world church, and he believed that the appointment would bring “unique diversity in our leadership.”

The story, written by Review news editor Andrew McChesney, also mentioned the new woman chaplain at Andrews.

Reeve’s appointment comes weeks after Andrews announced that that June Price, associate dean of its Lamson women’s residence hall, would become lead chaplain on July 1. The university said it had invested a substantial amount of time in the search process before deciding that Price would replace Japhet De Oliveira, who left in January to pastor in Boulder, Colorado.

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