Erskine Announces Resignations of President and Board Chairman

Dr. Paul Kooistra has indicated he will retire no later than Oct. 31, and Mr. Ron Vigus has submitted his resignation as board chairman effective immediately.

Dr. Kooistra has communicated his plan to move into retirement as soon as possible and no later than October 31.  The Presidential Search Committee must now change directions and move immediately to seek candidates to serve as interim president as directed in the bylaws.  Our first meeting will take place prior to the end of the week.

 

This email was sent out from Erskine College and Seminary in Due West, S.C.

Erskine trustees:

I write to you today to make you aware of two significant decisions that have been made since we last were together in Due West.  First of all, Dr. Kooistra has communicated his plan to move into retirement as soon as possible and no later than October 31.  The Presidential Search Committee must now change directions and move immediately to seek candidates to serve as interim president as directed in the bylaws.  Our first meeting will take place prior to the end of the week.

Second of all, Ron Vigus has submitted his resignation effective today as chairman of the board.  The bylaws direct the vice chair to fulfill the responsibilities of the chair during the chair’s absence or incapacity.  I will function in that capacity while we work through the process of electing a new chairman.

Please feel free to contact me regarding these matters and others as we seek to serve together as trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary.

Sincerely,

Tom Hellams
Vice Chair Erskine Board of Trustees