In celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Donald Sweeting, leaders in Christian higher education will speak about the history and impact of Christian higher education in the western world, and why it matters today. See the schedule of events for a complete speaking schedule.
Barry H. Corey became the eighth president of Biola University on July 1, 2007. Dr. Corey received a Ph.D. from Boston College in curriculum, instruction and administration. He received an M.A. in American studies with a concentration in literature and religious history from Boston College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a B.A. in English and biblical studies from Evangel University. Dr. Corey is vice chair of the board of directors for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and is a member of the Convoy of Hope board of directors. He serves on the executive committee for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the board of reference for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and the board of reference for the American Friends of Tyndale House, Cambridge.
David S. Dockery is the 15th president of Trinity International University (IL). Formerly, Dr. Dockery served as the president of Union University (TN). Dockery holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas System; master’s degrees from Texas Christian University, Southwestern Seminary, and Grace Seminary; and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He has done additional study at Drew University. Dockery is author or editor of more than 35 books, including: Renewing Minds, Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal, Biblical Interpretation Then and Now, Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, and the Holman Bible Handbook. His articles have been published in Touchstone, Books & Culture, and Christianity Today. In addition, he has contributed chapters or articles to more than 40 other publications.
R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – one of the largest seminaries in the world. He holds a master of divinity degree and the doctor of philosophy (in systematic and historical theology) from Southern Seminary. Dr. Mohler received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He has pursued additional study at the St. Meinrad School of Theology and has done research at University of Oxford (England). Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: "The Briefing," a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and "Thinking in Public," a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers.
Philip G. Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College (IL). Dr. Ryken earned a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford and a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. Ryken graduated from Wheaton, majoring in English literature and philosophy. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Ryken returned from England to join the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995, preaching there until his appointment at Wheaton. He has published more than 40 books, including The Message of Salvation, Art for God’s Sake, Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible. Ryken also serves as a board member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Donald W. Sweeting was appointed president of Colorado Christian University on August 2, 2016. Prior to joining CCU, Dr. Sweeting served as president of the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Dr. Sweeting served as senior pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village for 12 years. He received his Ph.D. in Church History and Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his B.A./M.A. degree from Oxford University in England, and a B.A. degree in History from Lawrence University. Dr. Sweeting also received a diploma in Bible-Theology from Moody Bible Institute. Don regularly preaches around the country and has published numerous articles for well-known magazines and scholarly journals. He also co-authored two books.