Princeton Seminary has elected five new members to its Board of Trustees. For the first time in the Seminary’s history, two of the new trustees, Darrell Armstrong and Sang Chang, are not members of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
According to President Iain Torrance, “The change reflects the Seminary’s long-standing ‘outward-looking’ vision. We took into account the fact that today half our alums are not in the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a way of providing influence space to very distinguished graduates who are not Presbyterian,” he said. “This is a way of both celebrating the diversity among our graduates and a way of maintaining our solid historic continuity with the Presbyterian Church (USA).”
The new trustees are:
• Darrell Armstrong, PTS Class of 1999, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey
• Paul A. Branstad, president and CEO of Safeharbor Advisors in Chicago, Illinois
• Sang Chang, PTS Class of 1977, president emerita of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, and the first woman appointed prime minister-designate of South Korea
• Ruth Santana-Grace, PTS Class of 1994, executive presbyter of San Gabriel Presbytery in Azusa, California, and
• Richard Kannwischer, PTS Class of 1998, pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California. He was elected as an alumni/ae trustee in the Class of 2013 by his fellow alumni/ae.