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Walla Walla University President John McVay to Step Down

According to a Walla Walla University news release

After six years at the helm of Walla Walla University, President John McVay today announced his plan to resign effective July 1, 2012, so that he can return to the classroom.


“It has been an honor to serve as president of Walla Walla University,” he said. “The work has stretched and blessed both me and my wife, Pam. We are grateful for the partnership of such an able and committed leadership team, as well as the support of the wider community of faculty, staff and students,” he said.


McVay and his family will continue to reside in College Place, where he will serve as professor of theology at WWU, specializing in New Testament studies. “The opportunity to join the excellent team of professors in the School of Theology is energizing for me,” he said. . . .

Max Torkelsen, II, chairman of the WWU Board of Trustees and president of the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists says “a presidential search committee will be formed shortly to begin the process of selecting a new president.”

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