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TRUSTEES: MBTS elects faculty, celebrates enrollment gains

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall trustee meeting focused on gratitude for enrollment gains amid difficult circumstances as well as celebration of faculty elections and reelections.

Hearing set for SWBTS, Riley Foundation lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – A temporary injunction hearing in a lawsuit filed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University against a charitable foundation is scheduled for Dec. 2 after a judge granted the plaintiffs’ motion for expedited discovery. Additionally, two Southwestern trustees have been suspended in connection with their involvement with the charitable foundation.

TRUSTEES: SWBTS sees enrollment and revenue growth, affirms legal steps

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees heard enrollment and financial reports, elected two scholars to the institution’s faculty, approved a new degree program and affirmed the school's recent legal actions during its Oct. 19 meeting.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: SWBTS receives MacGorman library; MBTS represented at ETS

J.W. “Jack” MacGorman, long-time professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is donating his personal library to the seminary; Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be represented by 39 faculty members, current Ph.D. students, and recent graduates as they present scholarly papers at the 72nd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS approves Leavell College initiatives, elects Tyler Wittman to the faculty

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three initiatives to bolster the work of Leavell College, elected Tyler Wittman to the faculty and affirmed changes to the doctor of ministry program.

NOBTS and NAMB partner for church planting center in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – In a move that brings together New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s heart to reach the city and the North American Mission Board’s efforts for Gospel impact in New Orleans, NOBTS trustees approved a partnership with NAMB to launch a church planting center on the NOBTS campus.

TRUSTEES: Gateway returns to pre-COVID 2020-2021 budget

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Gateway Seminary’s board of trustees approved a revised budget of $12,000,000 for the 2020-2021 fiscal year during the fall 2020 meeting. Due to stronger than anticipated revenue, trustees approved a return to the original proposed budget developed before the coronavirus pandemic. Included in this budget are previously planned salary increases for Gateway faculty and staff.

TRUSTEES: SBTS retains names, vacates chair, establishes endowment

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – The board of trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously voted Monday (Oct. 12) not to remove the names of the school’s founders from several campus buildings. But trustees embraced steps to lament the institution’s racial history, vacating an endowed chair named after an especially controversial 19th-century benefactor and providing up to $5 million in scholarships for African American students over the next few years.

TRUSTEES: SEBTS celebrates new provost, record enrollment

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – The board of trustees of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) praised God for His continued blessings to the institution, namely through the election of Keith Whitfield as provost and reports of record-breaking student enrollment at their meeting Monday (Oct. 12).

FROM THE SEMINARIES: NOBTS resumes in-person chapel; SWBTS students hear call to Central Asia

After long months of COVID-19 restrictions, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary returned to a regular, in-person chapel schedule Oct. 6. During the Going Global lunch Sept. 15, IMB leaders shared their vision for mission work with SWBTS students as well as specific opportunities for students.