WJI Buzz - Dinesh D'Souza Inaugurated as President of The King's College
Dec 7, 2010
“Whether teaching or studying, serving or leading, we will strive to follow God and live our lives in such a way that makes His Word clear and relevant, so as to touch our society in timeless and transforming ways. We will strive to be faithful servants to our Lord’s commands to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God. We will strive to emulate Christ in our character as we become instruments of transformation within our society. In this, we will, together, seek to fulfill the mission of The King’s College, a mission given to us by God for the sake of his honor and glory.”
These words were spoken by the entire King's College community—students, staff, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends (including WJI staff)—just minutes before Dinesh D’Souza was formally installed as the fifth president of the college on December 2.
President D’Souza steps into the giant shoes of Percy Crawford, Robert Cook, Friedhelm Radandt, and Stan Oakes, but he is continuing to fulfill the same vision of the college—to equip young men and women for careers in which they will help to transform society through the truths of Scripture.
Indeed, as President D’Souza said during the ceremony, his goal in leading The King’s College is twofold. First, he pledged to continue providing an educational experience that would ground students in the ideas of Christianity and a free society. Second, producing graduates who are capable leaders will change the world in 5, 10, or 15 years. In the meantime, he will gather scholars to defend the Christian faith and traditional values now.
After an extensive nationwide search, King's chose D'Souza, a former White House policy analyst and best-selling author. D’Souza previously served as the John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
The King's College is host of the World Journalism Institute headquarters in New York, and the site of WJI's annual convergence journalism course.
WJI congratulates The King's College and President Dinesh D'Souza.
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