President and Provost Named
Jerry D. Campbell, president of Claremont School of Theology, has also been named president of Claremont Lincoln University.
Philip Clayton, dean of Claremont School of Theology, has also been named provost of Claremont Lincoln University.
The two were appointed to the new positions at Claremont Lincoln University’s first board meeting. They will hold their School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln positions concurrently during the new University’s early stages. Both have been instrumental in the planning process for Claremont Lincoln University.
President Campbell is an ordained Elder of The United Methodist Church who has a long career in the administration in theological schools and higher education. He has served as head librarian for University of Southern California and Duke University, as well as Perkins School of Theology and The Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He received his Ph.D. from University of Denver, his M.Div. from The Divinity School at Duke University, his M.S.L.S. from University of North Carolina, and his B.A. from McMurray College. Campbell has served on accreditation review teams for the Association of Theological Schools, and has published nearly 40 articles and book chapters and has given more than 70 invited addresses on educational, administrative, and theological topics.
Author of 18 books and hundreds of articles, Provost Clayton is an international leader in the dialogue between science and the world’s religions, a scholar on the future of faith, and an activist in emergent Christianity. He received Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. degrees from Yale University after receiving an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Westmont College. He is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Claremont School of Theology as well as its Ingraham Professor of Theology.
Established in 2011, Claremont Lincoln University is an interreligious graduate school offering accredited degree programs, advanced certificates, and custom-designed curricula for leadership that spans multicultural, multireligious, spiritual, and secular value systems.
The University also serves as the hub of a history-making consortium of professional schools that educate religious leaders in their respective traditions while sharing a common interreligious curriculum for greater understanding across religious boundaries.
The new University shares the campus of Claremont School of Theology, which is situated in Southern California among the prestigious Claremont Colleges.
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