The Board of Directors of Nashotah House is pleased to announce that Garwood Anderson, Ph.D. has been appointed to the position of Interim Dean and President, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Anderson is a long – time and well – known leader at Nashotah House, joining the faculty in 2007 as Professor of New Testament studies. Dr. Anderson accepted the role of Acting Dean and President on September 1, 2017 following the resignation of Dean Steven Peay.
For over a decade, Dr. Anderson has demonstrated outstanding leadership at Nashotah House. Not only is he a widely respected New Testament scholar, recently publishing a significant work on Pauline soteriology, he has also been influential in updating and expanding the Seminary’s academic offerings and programs while serving as Academic Dean. Along with an outstanding faculty, he has helped Nashotah House distinguish itself as an exceptional center for Anglican theology, liturgics and biblical studies in the United States.
With recent changes in the House’s administration, Dr. Anderson brings much needed stability to the Seminary’s leadership. His tenure as Acting Dean has been marked by tra nsparency and collaboration, priorities that will continue during his leadership as Interim Dean. In the months ahead, Dr. Anderson and the faculty will work with the Board of Directors and Corporation of Nashotah House to strengthen the identity and futur e direction of Nashotah House.
Despite the many changes in on – campus leadership, the students and faculty of Nashotah House are united behind Dr. Anderson’s vision for the future. Second – year student, Jesse Lassiter, observed that “ Everyone here at the House is happy and thankful for Dr. Anderson’s leadership right now. The vibe on campus is very positive .”
The Board of Directors joins the students and faculty in their enthusiasm. Board of Directors member, The Rev. John Jordan, commented, “ Dr. Anders on has been an outstanding leader at Nashotah House for many years and brings a level of expertise and commitment that is exactly what Nashotah House needs right now.”
Dr. Anderson’s leadership as Acting Dean has already brought renewed vigor to the Hous e’s recruiting strategy for prospective students. “ I hope to continue attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals to the faculty so that the House can lead a renewal in the Church in the years ahead ,” he recently told the Board of Directors.
The Board thanks Dr. Anderson for leading the charge into another fruitful era in the life of the Seminary. The unique mission of Nashotah House to train lay and ordained ministers in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism will continue steadfast in this callin g under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Dr. Anderson serving as Interim Dean and President.