Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Association of Theological Schools Names Director

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Association of Theological Schools Names Director

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The Association of Theological Schools, a Pittsburgh-based agency that accredits and provides services to more than 270 seminaries and graduate schools in the U.S. and Canada, has chosen a Chicago seminary president as its next executive director.

The association's board on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointment of the Rev. Frank Yamada, president of McCormick Theological Seminary and a Presbyterian minister.

Rev. Yamada will succeed the Rev. Daniel Aleshire upon his retirement June 30. Rev. Aleshire has been director since 1998.

He takes over at a time when theological schools increasingly teach classes online, and some are closing, merging or making other cutbacks because their affiliated denominations are seeing declines in membership and funding

"We are delighted that Dr. Yamada will bring his considerable gifts to ATS," said a statement by association president Janet Clark. …

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