Wennes Takes Helm as Interim President

Howard Wennes, D. Min., will serve as Interim President of CLU during the search for a new president.

A former Regent and Assistant to the President for University Ministries, the Rev. Dr. Wennes was Interim President during the University's last presidential search.

He is a former bishop of Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has served as a staff member of ELCA Hunger Appeal. For the past year, he has served as University Ambassador.

Wennes replaces John Sladek, Ph.D., who resigned as CLU's sixth president on July 23. Sladek returned to the University of Colorado to continue his research on Down syndrome and Parkinson's disease.

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