Willamette University Leaders Visit with CST Staff, Faculty, and Board
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Willamette University leaders made a daytrip to Claremont, California to meet and talk with Claremont School of Theology staff, faculty, and Board of Trustees members. Dr. Steve Thorsett, President, and Carol Long, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, spent the day taking questions, listening, and discussing what our future partnership may mean.
Thorsett and Long made the trip three weeks after CST and Willamette announced a possible partnership, embedding CST within Willamette University. (Read the original announcement here).
“We are in the due-diligence phase of this process,” explained Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, CST President. “This is a crucial time. We agree that it is wise to move deliberately, meticulously, and make sure we have a relationship we can support for many decades to come.”
Meanwhile, CST formed four task forces – Academic, Facilities, Finance, and Governance – made up of seven representatives from faculty, the board, and executive leadership. All groups report to Dr. Andy Dreitcer, task force coordinator.
“The task forces are busy gathering input from many sources for wise, well-informed recommendations within the next two months,” added Dr. Dreitcer.