Barry Creamer was elected as Criswell College’s seventh president in a unanimous trustee vote July 7.
Creamer, 51, has served as Criswell’s vice president of academic affairs since 2011 and as professor of humanities since 2004. He will begin his presidency at the Dallas college on Aug. 1.
Jimmy Draper, the college’s interim president, said Creamer “has poured his life into this school for 10 years and has proven his ability as a scholar, administrator and effective leader. He has a brilliant mind with a compassionate heart. He values people and will lead by his example and with wisdom and grace. No better choice could have been made.”
Creamer has been Criswell’s chief operating officer and has managed the college’s day-to-day operations since last November when former President Jerry Johnson became president of the National Religious Broadcasters.
Johnson, who hired Creamer for the college’s faculty in 2004, said Creamer is “the right man, at the right time, for all the right reasons. As a former Criswell student [and as a] professor and administrator, he is a Criswell man through and through. He knows and loves the college; as well, the college knows and loves him.”
Creamer said he is honored “to build on an already storied and influential foundation to lead the school through what I believe are its most promising days.”
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SOURCE: Baptist Press