King's Visionaries Promoted in Student Development
Two men dedicated to Christ and College
NEW YORK, July 7, 2011—The King’s College is pleased to announce the promotion of two members of our Student Development team. Eric Bennett, formerly the Dean of Students at The King’s College, is now Vice President of Student Development. David Leedy, formerly the Associate Dean of Students is replacing Bennett as the new Dean of Students.
Eric Bennett served as Dean of Students for 6 years. While in the role, he displayed an incredible commitment to encouraging vibrant student life at King’s, both from an institutional standpoint and in one-on-one meetings with students. President D’Souza remarked that, “Eric has done an outstanding job of overseeing the development of students at King’s and been instrumental in building our student development department. He also started the athletics program at King’s, created The King’s Council, and helped to launch many current student organizations.” In his new role, Bennett will continue to give leadership to the Student Development department and will spend more time on strategic planning and research.
David Leedy will step into the role of Dean of Students. As Assistant Dean of Students, Leedy worked hard to encourage teamwork within Student Development, counseled students, helped to ensure a thriving spiritual life on campus, and served as faculty advisor to the House of Winston Churchill. On Leedy’s promotion, Bennett said, “In over twenty-three years of work in the field of education, I have known other professionals with talent equivalent to David’s, yet many of them lacked his abiding commitment to Jesus and his relentless integrity. He is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable men with whom I have had the privilege to work.” Indeed, the King’s community can expect great progress from Bennett and Leedy as they step into their new roles.
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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