In May 2011, PTS Professor Gordon Mikoski was promoted to the rank of associate professor of Christian education, with tenure.

Shawn Oliver was appointed associate dean for curricula in the Academic Affairs Office. In her current role, she is also a member of the Ph.D. administrative personnel within the Office of Academic Affairs, assisting students through their program of study.

Jennie Rodriguez joined the administrative staff as the assistant director of field education. A recent graduate of both PTS (Class of 2010) and the Rutgers School of Social Work, she also serves on the pastoral staff at Nuevas Fronteras and the United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.

In the School of Christian Vocation and Mission (SCVM), several new staff members were recently appointed. Seraphim Danckaert, who came to PTS in January 2009 as social networking coordinator for SCVM, was promoted to a dual role as assistant director of programs at SCVM and assistant director of strategy in the Office of the President. Amaury Tanon-Santos, who earned his M.Div. at PTS in 2005, was appointed director of the Hispanic Leadership Program, and Sushama Austin-Conner joined the staff as communications coordinator at SCVM.

Trustee News

Warren D. Chinn, after many years of faithful service on the Board of Trustees, was elected a trustee emeritus, effective on May 24, 2011. Mary Lee Fitzgerald also became trustee emerita, after her years of service, including as Chair of the Board.
Alf Halvorson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was elected as an alumni/ae trustee for a period of three years, from 2011 to 2014.