New Presidents Announced at Chestnut Hill College and Mid-America Christian University
Two colleges have new leaders at the helm. This week the Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of St. Joseph announced that William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H. will become the seventh President of Chestnut Hill College. Latimer brings a strong background in public health and academic leadership. He holds an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Latimer has served in teaching and administrative roles at College of New Rochelle, City University of New York, Lehman College, the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins University, and currently serves as Vice President of Mercy College, Bronx Campus. Dr. Latimer expressed his excitement for the position and the future of Chestnut Hill College. He shared, “Over the years, my professional experience, family, and faith have led me to the conclusion that the care we take of one another provides one fundamental basis to those we care for to go forward into the world and meet others with compassion, civility, and industry. I can think of no better environment in which to foster this care than Chestnut Hill College. I can think of no legacy that represents true inclusivity, compassion, and service more as the basis of this care than the mission and Charisms of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.”
Rev. Phil Greenwald has been named the next president of Mid-America Christian University. The MACU Board of Trustees announced the selection of Rev. Greenwald as the university’s fifth president. Rev. Greenwald unites a heart for ministry and an entrepreneurial spirit. He has served as a pastor and administrator in churches and nonprofits for the past 25 years, most recently as Executive Pastor of Administration and Chief Financial Officer at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. “Rev. Greenwald’s gift mix is that of a visionary leader with strong administrative skills,” said Dr. Randall Spence, Chairman of the MACU Board of Trustees. “His strong people and collaborative leadership skills will help to build a strong and loyal team. His strong and existing network within the Oklahoma City community will go far in helping MACU expand her footprint and influence. His strong fundraising skills will enable MACU to create a strong endowment and to raise needed funding for capital projects. His commitment to personal discipleship and evangelism and the tenants of the Wesleyan tradition make him a sound and biblically grounded choice.”
Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search was privileged to assist with these searches. Please join us in extending well wishes to these outstanding leaders in their new ventures.