September 10, 2007
Candler installs ninth dean
By kim urquhart
President Jim Wagner installed Candler School of Theology’s ninth dean, Jan Love, at a Sept. 4 service in Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.
“This is a glorious day for many reasons,” said James Laney, former ambassador for the United State to Korea, president emeritus of Emory University and a former dean of the Candler School of Theology, who preached at the service. “I congratulate Dean Love and the University on a stunning appointment for its reaffirmation of the central role of Candler here.”
Love, who began her tenure at Emory on Jan. 1, is the first woman dean in the history of Candler, one of 13 United Methodist seminaries.
Before joining Emory, Love led the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries as chief executive. Love also is an accomplished academician. She has served as a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and has authored two books on international relations as well as scores of articles and book chapters.