Bill Stafford Announces his Retirement as Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee

On Oct. 31, 2011, the Very Rev. William S. Stafford, dean of The School of Theology, announced his decision to retire from his position, effective June 30, 2012.

“Bill Stafford has served as dean with great distinction,” stated Dr. John McCardell, 16th and current vice-chancellor of the University of the South. “I admire him immensely. He has strengthened the faculty of The School of Theology and been an articulate voice for the importance of residential theological education. His intelligence, his humility, and his understanding of the whole Church, broadly defined, in all its richness and diversity, have set an exemplary standard of leadership. I join his friends, his colleagues and, perhaps, most important, his legion of former students, in thanking him for his conspicuous service to the Church and for the many ways in which his remarkable career will shape that Church for many years to come.”

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4 comments on “Bill Stafford Announces his Retirement as Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee

  1. Ralph says:

    He will be missed.

    Perhaps Prof. Monti would be available to replace him, or to step up to the plate as interim.

    On the other hand, we all know that KJS would like to be a seminary dean again someday. Maybe this is her opportunity.

  2. billqs says:

    1. But her resume said she already was a Dean… (got to watch that early in the week sarcasm…)

  3. Cranmerian says:

    I was most impressed with the sarcasm myself Ralph. Good one!

  4. Ralph says:

    Sarcasm? Moi? A fine line between sarcasm and satire, I suppose.

    The Sewanee community is in my prayers.