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Providence Appoints Dr. David H. Johnson as its 14th President

June 17, 2013 – The Board of Governors at Providence University College and Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of David H. Johnson, Ph.D., as the institution’s 14th President, effective July 1, 2013. His appointment follows the Presidency of Dr. August Konkel who retired in 2012.

“The Board warmly welcomes and heartily endorses Dr. Johnson as our new President,” said Roger Gingerich, Chairman of the Board. “His depth of character, passion for our institution, and unique blend of academic, theological, and administrative experience will carry Providence strongly forward into the future.”

This appointment follows an extensive search led by the Presidential Search Committee, comprising members of the Board, Cabinet, Faculty, staff, and students.

“I am honoured to lead Providence into the next chapter of its growth as we all strive to provide students with a second-to-none, Christ-centred education,” said Dr. Johnson. “A central part of my mission is to facilitate faculty and staff in transforming the lives of students, who will help transform the lives of others in Canada and around the world.”

Since July 2012, Dr. Johnson served as Interim President. Previously he held other administrative posts, including Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President for Seminary Academics, and Chairman of Biblical and Theological Studies. He is a Professor of New Testament and holds a B.S. in Economics/Secondary Education, a Th.M. in Old Testament and Semitic Studies, and a Ph.D. in Theological and Biblical Studies.

“During Dr. Johnson’s tenure as our Interim President, we saw his eagerness to lead and experienced his willingness to grow as part of our broad community of learners,” said Gingerich. “He has been and will continue to be a tremendous asset to Providence and we look forward to the strength of his leadership.”

A formal installation ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the R. W. Affleck Chapel at Providence.

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