ERIC Number: ED265775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Seminary Trustees.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The important role played by trustees of seminaries and the recruitment of these leaders are considered. The serious financial problems facing the board of directors has focused attention on the role and scope of seminary trusteeship. Leadership is needed by trustees to address issues of declining enrollments, curricula that address theological issues of the contemporary world, and the changing needs of the church and its ministry. Trusteeship is an invitation to service and ministry in the church. The search for trustees must begin by revitalizing the nominating committee. The first step is to review the current board to determine its makeup, strengths, and weaknesses. Three essentials of the search and nomination process are: a pool of potential nominees from which the board can choose; a way to evaluate the current board and making long-range plans for board development according to an established ideal profile; and making the nominee aware of the seminary's expectations. A sample board profile is presented, that includes categories such as age, sex, race, areas of expertise, and geographical distribution. The specific circumstances that arise when board members are appointed by outside bodies are also addressed, along with future challenges for seminaries. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Church Related Colleges, Church Role, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Recruitment, Theological Education, Trustees
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.