For more information see www.telgezer.com. --30-- -- End of story -- TRUSTEES: New VP, deans named at SWBTS By Keith Collier Jul. 26 2013 http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=40803 FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected Steven W. Smith as vice president for student services and communications, Leo Day as dean of the school of church music and Michael Wilkinson as dean of the College at Southwestern during a special called session of the trustee executive committee July 24.
and Wilkinson will begin their new responsibilities effective Aug. 1.
Leo Day Day has served as minister of music at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., since 2005.
As dean of the school of church music, he
replaces Stephen Johnson, who left Southwestern to become dean of Azusa Pacific University's new college of music and the arts in June.
is one of the few men in America who functions with a full grasp of both the church and the academic worlds," Patterson said.
Along with his ministry at Olive Baptist Church, Day has served as an adjunct voice professor for the University of West Florida in Pensacola since 2008.
Prior to coming on staff at the church, Day served as associate professor of voice at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 1999-2005 and instructor of voice at William Carey College from 1990-99.
"Dr. Leo Day
is an accomplished vocalist, an experienced academic and a gifted and successful director of church music ministry," said Craig Blaising, Southwestern's provost and executive vice president.
Day earned a Ph.D. in vocal performance from Louisiana State University (2000), a master of music in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music (1990) and a bachelor's of music in vocal performance from William Carey College (1988).
performs frequently across the United States and has performed professionally with the Hawaii Opera Theatre of Honolulu
has recorded two solo albums: "He
Loves Me" (2003) and "Solace for the Soul" (2005).
For additional stories about Smith, Day
and Wilkinson, go to www.swbts.edu/campus-news.