BUIES CREEK, N.C. (ABP) — Jerry Wallace was inaugurated April 2 as the fourth president in the 117-year history of Campbell University, which is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Wallace was elected last year to succeed retiring Norman Wiggins, who was president since 1967.
In accepting the oath of office, Wallace vowed to provide new and improved programs and facilities, challenged alumni to greater involvement, and proposed to increase efforts to enlist new benefactors from a broader constituency.
Wallace served as chairman of the department of religion and philosophy and professor of religion from 1975 to 1981. He was later named dean of the university and director of graduate studies, then appointed vice president of academic affairs and provost, where he served from 1984 to 2001. After stepping away from the provost position, Wallace served as a special assistant to Wiggins and as a professor in the Campbell Divinity School.