(PNS) — Columbia Theological Seminary announces the activities around the inauguration of its 11th president, the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, the first minority president in the institution’s 194-year history.
Inauguration events include a symposium entitled “Forming Christian Leaders in the Endemic Era” at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Richards Center on the seminary campus. Panelists will discuss higher education strategies for seminaries navigating periods of uncertainty in society, church and the world.
The installation ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, November 12, at Decatur Presbyterian Church 205 Sycamore Street in Decatur, Georgia.
About President Aloyo
Victor Aloyo is the son of the late Esperanza Aloyo and Victorino Aloyo from Vieques, Puerto Rico. He has been married to Suzette Aloyo for more than 35 years. They are blessed with two daughters, Kayla Cristen, an aerospace engineer, and Alyssa Nicole, a program manager.
Before becoming the 11th president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Aloyo was the associate dean of institutional diversity and community engagement at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was the organizer and lead pastor of La Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras.
Aloyo received a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies and sociology from the College of New Rochelle, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He focused his dissertation on navigating diversity and inclusion within a framework of social justice.
About Columbia Theological Seminary
Columbia Theological Seminary is a community of theological inquiry, leadership development, and formation for ministry in the service of the church of Jesus Christ. It is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
by Columbia Theological Seminary, Special to Presbyterian News Service