Sarah Drummond  Israel Galindo  Joretta Marshall  Rebecca Slough

No one disputes the central role of faculty in the classroom. But what role do faculty members have in the boardroom? In Trust wanted to know, so we asked Nadine Pence, executive director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, to recommend a few conversation partners. Pence suggested four respected academic leaders, each representing a different seminary, and In Trust invited them to discuss how shared governance plays out on their campuses. 

The topics ranged from ways to build trust among campus leaders to strategies for introducing junior faculty to the complexities of shared decision making. 

Round table participants included Sarah Drummond, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts; Israel Galindo, associate dean for lifelong learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; Joretta Marshall, executive vice president and dean at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas; and Rebecca Slough, vice president and academic dean at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.

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