Presbyterian seminary in Louisville names new president

June 8, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An author and speaker on African American religion and culture has been named the new president of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

The Rev. Alton B. Pollard will be the tenth president of the seminary. The Louisville Seminary Board of Trustees voted Thursday to appoint Pollard as president. Pollard was previously dean of the School of Divinity and a professor of religion and culture at Howard University in Washington.

Seminary President Michael Jinkins announced his retirement in April 2017. Pollard will begin work as president at the start of the fall semester and will be formally inaugurated in 2019.

The seminary offers masters and doctorate degree programs in ministry and administration for Presbyterian and other church denominations.

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