Chancellor J. Stanley Oakes reassumes the role of president
NEW YORK, December 8, 2008-The interim president of The King’s College, Andy Mills, announced today that Chancellor J. Stanley Oakes will reassume the role of president effective January 1, 2009.
Oakes became the fourth president of The King's College on January 1, 2003, and was responsible for shaping the vision and establishing the college in New York City. Before that, he served as chairman of the board.
In May 2007, Oakes was diagnosed and treated for brain cancer. After successfully battling the cancer, he was named chancellor of the college in January of 2008.
After board meetings in October and December, the board of trustees unanimously voted for Oakes to reassume his previous role.
Interim President Andy Mills will reassume his former role as chairman of the board upon Oakes's return.
"[Stan] has always had a rock solid commitment to Jesus, the Bible, and true ideas," President Mills said in a letter to students. "His vision for a College that would compete with elite schools and prepare excellent students for lives of meaning in the strategic institutions of the world has inspired students, faculty, staff and donors alike."
Mills also thanked the entire executive team for their dedication to the college: "The executive team is one of the finest groups of people I have ever had the chance to work with and I want to personally and publicly thank them for their dedication to King's. The college is in good hands."
The King's College is a liberal arts college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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