DELAWARE, Ohio - The Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) Board of Trustees has appointed Randy Litchfield interim academic dean. Litchfield, an MTSO professor in the Browning Chair of Christian Education, begins his two-year term as dean July 1.

He replaces Academic Dean John Kampen, who has chosen to return to the classroom as professor of New Testament studies in the school's Dunn Chair in Biblical Interpretation.

"I am pleased that Dr. Litchfield will lead our academic program during this crucial time," said MTSO President Jay Rundell. "Institutions of Higher Education will face numerous challenges over the next few years, and Randy has the experience and insight to help us thrive amidst those challenges."

Litchfield, who also is MTSO's director of assessment and learning technologies, lives in Delaware, Ohio. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Theology at Claremont, his master's degree from the Anderson (Ind.) University School of Theology and a bachelor's from the General Motors Institute. He was appointed to the MTSO faculty in 2001.

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