Hubert Locke named acting president of PSR

May 25, 2010

hlockePacific School of Religion’s Board of Trustees has announced that Hubert G. Locke, professor and dean emeritus of public affairs at the University of Washington, will serve as acting president of the seminary, effective July 1, 2010. Professor Locke is a former trustee of PSR (1993-2002) and was a co-chair of the seminary’s Tradition of Boldness capital campaign (2001-2003); in the spring of 2003 he served as acting president during Bill McKinney’s sabbatical. President McKinney is retiring at the end of June 2010.

During the summer, Pacific School of Religion is planning to elect a “term president” to serve the seminary before the next full president is appointed. Dr. Locke will be acting president in the interim, between July 1 and September 30, 2010.

Rev. Sharon MacArthur, current chair of PSR’s Board of Trustees, said: “The board is so pleased that Hubert Locke will be the acting president! His connections with PSR are deep and strong; he is much loved and respected in the PSR community; and he has had the experience of serving in this role a few years ago. Hubert will provide a steady hand, a wise head, and a caring heart while we seek our term president.”