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Dr. Su Yon Pak Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Su Yon Pak (‘99) to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. Dr. Pak will be Union’s first Asian American and first queer Academic Dean, one of her many groundbreaking firsts. “Su brings a wealth of experience and

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The Supreme Court’s Decision Is An Assault on Biblical Values  

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

News reports indicate that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will soon strike down Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for draconian measures to ban abortion rights across the country. Rev. Serene Jones, a prominent progressive theologian and president of Union Theological Seminary — a globally-recognized graduate school of religion devoted to advancing social justice —

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Union Announces New CFO & COO – Nina Wong & William H. Peabody III

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Nina Wong to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and William H. Peabody III to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Nina and Bill bring a wealth of experience and will be critical to Union’s efforts to strengthen and build

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Gandhi & King

Friday, April 22, 2022

Welcome to a virtual experience of a Union Theological Seminary Course! This class, taught by renowned faculty John Thatamanil and Cornel West, has been made available to the wider public to share a taste of what Union has to offer. This course seeks to explore the life and teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Conley

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Phyllis Conley, former Director of Development and “Force of Nature,” Dies Phyllis Conley, who began work as a secretary at Union Theological Seminary in November 1961 and retired in June 2004, as Director of Development Services and Special Events, passed away on March 31, 2021, of a non-COVID- related infection. She was 86. During her

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In Memoriam: Peggy Leu Shriver

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Peggy Leu Shriver, Union Medalist and Assistant General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, Dies Peggy Leu Shriver, former Assistant General Secretary for Research, Evaluation and Planning at the National Councilof Churches, passed away in hospice care in Iowa on December 21, 2021. She was 90 years old. Peggy married former Union President Donald W.

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Appointment of Director for Union’s Center for Community Engagement & Social Justice

Friday, March 11, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Rev. Karmen Michael Smith ’19 as the first Director of Union’s Center for Community Engagement and Social Justice (CCESJ).  “Union has had the pleasure of working with Karmen over the last several years in his role as Assistant Director of Recruitment and

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Student Spotlight — James C. Jones

Monday, February 14, 2022

Before James Jones came to Union last fall, he was already making a name for himself in Mormon circles for his leadership fighting for and lifting up marginalized voices within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In February 2021, he was excited when the LDS Church’s publishing company, Deseret Book, “slid into his

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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond Shares Her Leadership Journey

Monday, February 14, 2022

Union is very proud of alumna, Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond who serves as President of New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). In the words of Union President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, “LaKeesha is a phenomenal leader – her brilliance, organizational smarts, and her open spirit make her the perfect leader for NYTS at this moment in

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