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Interim president selected by Erskine Board of Trustees

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. as interim president. Gustafson will begin his service Nov. 1, immediately following the retirement of Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra Oct. 31. Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Tom Hellams of Prospect, Ky., chair of the search committee, describes Gustafson […]

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Trustees prepare for leadership transition

Posted on October 7, 2016 by

The Trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary met earlier this week to address several transitional issues facing the institution. Dr. Tom Hellams, who became acting chairman in August upon the resignation of the previous chair, presided over the meeting. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra, who retires at the end of October, briefly addressed the […]

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Bell trust to benefit established scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

Back in 1995, the Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr., a graduate of Erskine College as well as Erskine Theological Seminary, and his wife Lois Alexander Bell, a graduate of Erskine College, created a charitable remainder trust, generously designating Erskine College as trustee. Dr. James Bell served as an ordained ARP minister for more than […]

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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

This article has been updated.

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra.

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Erskine Seminary grad leads Emanuel AME as church marks sad anniversary

Posted on June 15, 2016 by

One year since the shock of a mass shooting in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, an Erskine Theological Seminary graduate is ministering to the bereaved congregation. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, who completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1998 and went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006, was appointed pastor at Emanuel […]

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Erskine trustees close out 2015-16

Posted on June 7, 2016 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered for their final meeting of the 2015-16 fiscal and academic year Friday, May 27. The board began the day with a prayer meeting and committee meetings followed by a training session which included a presentation by David Cathcart ’71 of Merrill Lynch and Chip Smith […]

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Memorial service for Hughes Oliphant Old set for May 31

Posted on May 25, 2016 by

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, 83, who formerly served as John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCaw Old, and his children, Hannah and Issac. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, […]

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Graduates honored at Erskine College and Seminary

Posted on May 24, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary celebrated the completion of the 2015-16 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday honoring college and seminary graduates. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra welcomed family members and guests gathered under the towers of the Erskine Building, and Chairman Ron Vigus brought greetings from the Erskine Board of Trustees. Dr. […]

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