CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – Campbellsville University's School of Theology has named interim dean John Hurtgen to the permanent dean's position.
Hurtgen, who has served the university since 1990 as an instructor of Christian studies and more recently as director of the baccalaureate Christian studies program, succeeds former dean Walter Jackson.
Hurtgen received his master of divinity degree in 1985 and his doctorate in 1990 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Ky., where he also served as a visiting scholar and adjunct professor.
In his role as dean, Hurtgen said he plans to expand graduate and undergraduate programs in a way that blends “the academy, the church and the marketplace.”
Campbellsville University, founded in 1906, is a private, comprehensive institution affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Michael Carter is president of the University, which has an enrollment of 1,932.