Beverly Lapp will be vice president, academic dean of Ana­baptist Mennonite Biblical Semi­nary

The school's board of directors praised her “exceptional background in pedagogy.”

Beverly Lapp began serving as vice president and academic dean of Ana­baptist Mennonite Biblical Semi­nary in Elkhart, Indiana, on July 1.

The school’s board of directors praised her administrative gifts and “exceptional background in pedagogy.”

Lapp has a doctorate in education from Columbia Univer­sity Teachers College and a degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir Col­lege of Rider Uni­versity. She has been professor of mu­sic and chair of the music department at Goshen College. She is also an active church musician.

“Colleagues with whom Dr. Lapp has collaborated at Goshen College and other institutions of higher learning were unequivocally enthusiastic about her collaborative leadership style, proven administrative skills, interdisciplinary curricular work, intercultural competence, command of data to inform decisions, and passion for transformative educational processes,” said Sara Wenger Shenk, AMBS president and chair of the search committee, in a statement.

A version of this article appears in the print edition under the title “People: Beverly Lapp.”

Christian Century staff

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