Thomas Wolfe

(DENVER) – The Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe, senior vice president and dean, Division of Student Affairs, Syracuse University, has been named as the Iliff School of Theology’s 14th president.

“We are excited to have Dr. Wolfe join us,” said Jim Wilkins, chairperson, Board of Trustees, Iliff School of Theology.  “He currently leads more than 350 Syracuse University employees in the areas of Health and Wellness; Discovery and Engagement, Inclusion, Community and Citizenship; and Central Services.  His leadership and management skills will greatly benefit Iliff as the school moves forward with a number of strategic initiatives.”

Prior to this position, Wolfe served as dean and chaplain at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse and was a pastor of United Methodist parishes in New York.  In addition, Wolfe serves as a trustee of Lycoming College and the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC).  He is also a senator of the University Senate of the UMC where he has served as secretary from 2008-2012 and will complete a presidential term from 2013-2016.  He is an active member of many civic groups, including InterFaith Works and Vera House.

“As an ordained elder with the Upper New York Conference of the UMC, Dr. Wolfe has an impressive academic background with a bachelor of arts degree from Lycoming College, a master of divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion, and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Syracuse University,” added Wilkins.  “His academic background and managerial skills will benefit our students, staff, and faculty.”

Wolfe will begin serving in his new position August 1.  For additional information, please contact Greta Gloven, vice president of marketing communication and strategic partnerships, 303-229-8042 or

The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions.  Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree  programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

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