J. Stanley Oakes appointed as Chancellor of The King’s College, New York City
NEW YORK--The Board of Trustees of The King’s College, New York City, is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Stanley Oakes as Chancellor.
The Chancellor will report directly to the Board of Trustees and be responsible for shaping the mission of the College. Chancellor Oakes will work with Provost Marvin Olasky to develop the College’s areas of intellectual emphasis. In addition, Chancellor Oakes will be responsible for building relationships with partnership organizations, driving key business initiatives for the College, and maintaining relationships with many of the College’s leading investors.
J. Stanley Oakes has had a distinguished career in the field of higher education for more than 35 years. He is the founder of Christian Leadership Ministries (CLM), an organization that resources professors at universities across the nation. Oakes launched CLM in 1980 and built a core network of over 10,000 professors from more than 900 universities. In 1998, Oakes moved to New York City to lead the relocation efforts of The King’s College from Briarcliff Manor, New York to its current campus in the Empire State Building. After serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1998-2003, Oakes was appointed as the fourth President of The King’s College in 2003.
Mr. John Beckett, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said, “Stan Oakes is a uniquely-gifted thinker in the realm of higher education. As we envision the future of The King’s College, the Chancellor role will allow Stan to add tremendous value for students, faculty, and the entire institution.”
Mr. Andrew Mills, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees who has been acting President since May 2007, has been appointed President.
The King’s College strives to influence the world’s strategic institutions by educating ambitious students who command the important intellectual traditions required to think lucidly about the social, political, and spiritual issues that confront them today. After a century in which many Christians have increasingly disengaged from these issues, The King’s College seeks to re-enter the dialog, declaring truth in a civil and persuasive manner.
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