Administrative Changes at The Kings College

gregory-thornburyGreg Thornbury is “out” as President of the evangelical Christian College in Manhattan, but he is “in” as Chancellor.  According to Thornbury’s LinkedIn page, he is now a “Vice President” at the New York Academy of Art.

Here is  taste of the press release:

The Board of Trustees of The King’s College is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D. as Chancellor. In this new role Thornbury will counsel the College with strategic advising and networking. He served as the sixth President of The King’s College from 2013 until the present. Thornbury’s career has spanned decades in higher education, focused on scholarship and academic leadership. His new book, a major critical biography on Larry Norman published by Convergent/Penguin Random House will be released in March.

Known for a keen understanding of King’s strategic mission in New York City and beyond, Thornbury’s vision and energy have been instrumental in advancing the national profile of the College, growing the student body, and expanding academic offerings. During his administration, incoming student enrollment has grown by nearly 60%, including the latest incoming class being the most academically gifted class in the history of the College. Student retention improved 14%. The King’s College has introduced five new majors as well as 16 additional minors and concentrations. 8,000 square feet of new campus space was added, including new faculty offices and the O’Keeffe Student Union.

Thirteen Presidential Scholars including Eric Metaxas, Scott Rasmussen, and Amity Shlaes have joined the community under Thornbury’s leadership. Select program additions include Semester in the City, High School Summer Academy, the Office for Student Success, The Center for Human Flourishing and the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute. In his work with faculty leadership, the College has seen new events and programs jointly sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals at Princeton University, Fordham University, and other key institutions. Thornbury rejoined The King’s College with the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, and spearheaded innovative satellite partnerships including the St. Constantine School in Houston, TX. The College also completed a successful re-accreditation by Middle States.

Thornbury expressed, “I am incredibly grateful to this board, faculty, staff, and students for all of the significant and might I daresay historic progress we have made during this time. I look forward to even greater days for King’s building on the momentum our excellent team has led, and to contributing to that progress in a new way while serving as Chancellor.”

Read the rest here.