The recent vote of the Walla Walla University (WWU) Board of Trustees has engendered a great deal of discussion among the university community and beyond. Alex Bryan, who currently serves as the WWU Church senior pastor, was turned down for the president spot during the board’s July 1 meeting. But some are championing the cause for him to be reconsidered. An expanded statement on the process from Max Torkelsen, North Pacific Union Conference president and WWU board chair, is available HERE. On-campus meetings will take up the search process again this coming Monday.
Scott Ligman has been named Walla Walla University (WWU) acting vice president for academic administration. Ligman’s appointment began July 1 following the departure of Ginger Ketting-Weller who is now dean of the School of Education at La Sierra University. Ligman is currently WWU associate vice president for academic administration, a position he has held since 2008. He also holds the rank of professor in the Department of Biology where he served for nine years as chairman. Ligman earned his doctoral degree in zoology with an emphasis in physiology and neurobiology from Oregon State University, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Andrews University. Read more from Walla Walla University HERE.