Seminary Leadership

Presidents
Presidents of theological schools provide long-range guidance and governance for their institution and it is crucial that they have the skills, knowledge and information to make sound and effective decisions.

LTW coverLeadership That Works
A Study of Theological School Presidents

By Barbara G. Wheeler, G. Douglass Lewis, Sharon L. Miller, Anthony T. Ruger, David L. Tiede
December 2010

A five-member research team studied seminary presidents and their senior teams for four years to identify the ingredients of leadership that creates stable, forward-looking theological institutions. The study included surveys and site visits. The team followed ten new presidents as they began their work, visiting them for each year for three years, and also conducted case studies of six “well-functioning” schools. Read the newly published report and visit the site of Duke University’s Faith & Leadership Program to see a forum of comments on the findings of the study.    A partial summary of the report published in In Trust Magazine can be read here. 
A press release on the report can be found here.

Trustees and Boards
Trustees and boards of theological schools provide long-range guidance and governance for their institution and it is crucial that they have the skills, knowledge and information to make sound and effective decisions.

In Whose Hands?
A Study of Theological School Trustees

By Barbara G. Wheeler
June 2002

In this Issue:
• Who are the trustees of the approximately 250 theological schools in the United States?
• Do theological schools have the trustees they need? Do they have the perspective, motivation and capacity that their institutions most urgently require?