Southeastern VP resigns; trustees OK budget
press, staff and wire reports
May 17, 2010

Southeastern VP resigns; trustees OK budget

Southeastern VP resigns; trustees OK budget
press, staff and wire reports
May 17, 2010

Southeastern Baptist

Theological Seminary is losing one of its vice presidents in June.

In an e-mail sent to

students April 28 Danny Akin president of Southeastern Baptist Theological

Seminary in Wake Forest announced that Allan Moseley is resigning as vice

president for student services and dean of students effective June 1.

“Moseley has served with

distinction in this position for 14 years and will be greatly missed from our

Executive team,” Akin wrote.

Moseley will stay on as a

full-time professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. He is pastor at Christ Baptist

Church in Raleigh.

Moseley was not the only

administrator to resign recently.

David Nelson, dean of the

faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his resignation

Feb. 3, citing health reasons as his primary concern. Nelson, who also held the

title of senior vice president of academic administration, has served on the

faculty at Southeastern for more than a decade. He had served in the dean’s

role for the past four years.

Trustees approve budget

Trustees of Southeastern

elected four professors, added a degree program and approved a modest budget

increase at their spring meeting April 12-13.

Elected to the faculty were:

Nathan Finn, assistant

professor of church history and Baptist studies; Ed Gravely, assistant

professor of biblical studies and history of ideas; George Robinson, assistant

professor of missions and evangelism; and Heath Thomas, assistant professor of

Old Testament and Hebrew.

Trustees unanimously agreed

to add a new Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion to the school’s graduate


The 36-hour program will

prepare students for doctoral work in philosophy, theology or missions.

The program is designed for

those who feel called to teach and write in a college, university or seminary


In his report, Akin told the board that Southeastern had the largest new student spring

enrollment in the school’s history in 2010, with 290 new students coming to

campus, and shared about recent mission trips.

Trustees also approved a

2010-2011 budget of $20.7 million, a 2.7 percent increase from the previous


Though poor economic

conditions played a role in budget preparation, Ryan Hutchinson, senior vice

president of business administration, reported that Southeastern avoided

budget-related layoffs or salary cuts.