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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..

Contact:

Patti DeBias
Assistant to the President
773-256-0728
pdebias@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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