Dr. Janet Clark appointed as President of the Association of Theological Schools
Toronto, Ontario – July 14, 2016: Dr. Janet Clark, Senior Vice President Academic and Dean of Tyndale Seminary, was elected and appointed as President of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Comprising 270 graduate schools of theology in Canada and the United States, ATS membership spans a broad scope of doctrinal, ecclesiastical, and theological perspectives.
“Dr. Janet Clark is deeply passionate about graduate theological education and faithfully serves the church as well as the people of God,” says Dr. Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale University College & Seminary. “Under her strong leadership, the Seminary has grown in breadth to be one of the largest in Canada today. I know she will bring the same faithfulness and vision to her new role.”
As President, Dr. Clark will serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors. She assumes this role at a time of significant transition. Executive Director Daniel Aleshire will retire next year after 27 years of distinguished service, and Dr. Clark is part of the search committee for a new executive director. In addition, the ATS board is grappling with dramatic changes in the landscape of theological education in North America and exploring new educational models and practices for the future.
For over a decade, Dr. Clark has served ATS in various capacities, most recently as Vice President of the Association from 2014 until 2016. Previously, she chaired the advisory committee of the Chief Academic Officers Society (CAOS) and worked with the Women in Leadership in Theological Education (WIL) group. She has also been a speaker and workshop presenter at a number of ATS events, has chaired accrediting visits to numerous theological schools across North America, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012.
Dr. Clark will chair the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Association of Theological Schools and Commission on Accrediting in Denver, Colorado, which will be the 100th Anniversary of the Association.
About Tyndale University College & Seminary
Tyndale is a multidenominational Christian university college and seminary, legislated by the province of Ontario. The new 56-acre campus is strategically positioned in north Toronto on Bayview Avenue. Tyndale’s diverse student body is engaged in comprehensive post-secondary education programs taught from a faith perspective. Tyndale University College provides undergraduate degree programs that prepare students for professional vocations and postgraduate studies. Tyndale Seminary provides postgraduate theological education at the master’s and doctoral levels for Christian leaders in the 21st century. Founded in 1894, Tyndale presently has over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and more than 12,500 alumni.