Iliff seminary names new president: David G. Trickett takes helm

A United Methodist seminary in Denver has named a new president, nearly two years after it became embroiled in charges of racism after its first-ever Hispanic president abruptly stepped down in 2004.

Iliff School of Theology has named as president David G. Trickett, board chair of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Trickett, a United Methodist minister who has taught at four other seminaries, is also president of the Jefferson Circle, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations to determine their purpose.

Iliff’s previous president, David Maldonado, abruptly resigned in May 2004, citing resistance to his leadership from the faculty. –Religion News Service