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The Rev. Dr. Kathleen D. "Kadi" Billman elected as dean and vice president for academic affairs

Posted May 24, 2007

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago board of directors elected the Rev. Dr. Kathleen D. “Kadi” Billman to a two-year term as dean and vice president for academic affairs effective July 1, 2007. Billman has served as dean of academic affairs at LSTC since July 1999.
At the May 2006 board of directors meeting, Billman announced her intention to return to full-time teaching at the conclusion of the academic year. In February 2007, she agreed to serve an additional two years at the request of President James Kenneth Echols and with the affirmation of the faculty.

Dr. Billman joined the LSTC faculty in 1992. She holds degrees from Muskingum College and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent 10 years serving as pastor or assistant pastor in two multicultural urban congregations.

Billman teaches pastoral theology at LSTC and is the author of several articles and book chapters. She co-authored, Rachel’s Cry: Prayer of Lament and Rebirth of Hope (United Church Press) with Daniel L. Migliore. She is currently collaborating on a handbook for chief academic officers for the Association of Theological Schools..


Patti DeBias
Assistant to the President

Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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