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Executive Team and Board of Trustees

GTU Executive Team

Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann is the eighth President of the Graduate Theological Union, where he also serves as Professor of Pluralism and Jewish Thought and chairs the executive team. He is the first non-Christian president in the institution’s 56-year history. From 2008 through 2018, he served as president of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. Prior to joining Hebrew College, he was the founding headmaster of Gann Academy — The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, and founding director of the Berkshire Institute for Music and Arts (BIMA). He also co-founded several educational programs in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, where he taught and studied. Rabbi Lehmann received the Covenant Foundation award for excellence in Jewish education as well as Hebrew College’s Benjamin Shevach award for outstanding leadership in Jewish education. Visit the president's page.

 

Uriah Y. Kim is the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies at the GTU. He earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from the GTU, and also holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, a ThM from Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and a BA in philosophy from New York University. He is the author of Decolonizing Josiah: Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Deuteronomistic History (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005) and Identity and Loyalty in the David Story: A Postcolonial Reading (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008), and is co-editor of Handbook of Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics (T&T Clark, 2019). He loves to drive on the scenic roads of California with his wife.

 

Alison Mundy joined the GTU as Vice President for Advancement一道本不卡免费高清 in spring 2019, after leading the advancement department at Holy Names University in Oakland, where she served on the President’s Cabinet. Prior to working in higher education, Alison spent several years in nonprofit development and communications, leading the development departments of various local, state, and national organizations, including Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, ChangeLab Solutions, and Family Independence Initiative. She brings to the GTU expertise in fund development, advancement, and relationship management, as well as successful experience in a small business startup environment.

 

Our Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Management, Sephora Markson, brings to the GTU expertise in marketing and communications, as well as a scholarly background in religious studies, holding a BA in Religious Studies from UC Berkeley and an MTS from Harvard Divinity School. She’s worked with Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, and internationally recognized nonprofits, and served as Senior Director of Marketing and Recruitment at The New School in New York, where she led the launch of Open Campus, the university’s destination for continuing, online and professional education, and also earned a Global Executive Master’s in Strategic Design and Management. When she’s not working to help students pursue their dreams, you can find her running in Tilden State Park, taking a yoga class, or exercising her creativity as a writer, singer, collage artist, and adventurer.

Ellen Peterson is the GTU’s Chief Financial Officer一道本不卡免费高清, where her responsibilities include oversight of finance, budget, audit and regulatory reporting, accounting, bursar services, investments, information technology, and facilities.  She holds a BS in Accounting from University of Denver and an MA in Organizational Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and an active CPA. Before coming to the GTU consortium as business manager for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1998, and then becoming the GTU’s controller in 2005, she held several positions for a national homebuilder. When not in the office, Ellen enjoy walks with her dog, gardening, and pastel art.

 

Clay-Edward Dixon is the Director of Library Services一道本不卡免费高清 at the GTU. He has nearly thirty years of library experience in public and private institutions. Before becoming director of the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in 2017, Clay-Edward served the GTU library’s head of collection development and head of technical services, and as its interim director. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA in Historical and Systematic Theology from Loyola University. In addition to his work at the GTU, Clay-Edward’s passion for locating, describing, and preserving the human record can be seen in his years of involvement with several state and local projects focused on cataloging and preserving our nation’s newspapers.

Board of Trustees

The governing body of the GTU is its Board of Trustees, responsible for the academic graduate programs offered by the GTU as an accredited institution. The Board of Trustees includes representation from the community, GTU member schools, and faculty. While the Council of Presidents guides the daily operation of the consortium, the Board of Trustees provides important support through oversight of cooperative activities and services. The decisions of the Board of Trustees and Council of Presidents are implemented by the President of the GTU as their Chief Executive Officer.

FY 2019–2020

   

Chair

Vice Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

 

Susan Cook Hoganson

一道本不卡免费高清William D. Glenn

David O'Neill

一道本不卡免费高清Josefina J. Card

   

Alison Benders (JST-SCU)
Rosemary Bray McNatt (SKSM)
James Brennemann (ABSW)
Josefina J. Card
Abid Farooq
William D. Glenn
Susan Cook Hoganson
Munir Jiwa
Douglas Kahn
Ralph Kuncl (SFTS/University of Redlands)
Judith K. Larsen
Dale Lum
Daniel Lehmann

 

John O'Connor
David D. O'Neill
Raymond Pickett (PLTS)
Mary Jo Potter
LaRue Quy
W. Mark Richardson (CDSP)
Peter Rogers (DSPT)
Rita Semel (trustee emerita)
Peter Teague
Robert V. Thompson
Dale Walker
一道本不卡免费高清 David Vásquez-Levy (PSR)

Updated: May 29, 2019