Incoming Elmhurst College President is Lawyer, Theologian

March 13, 2008

Author: Joseph Sjostrom

Source: The Chicago Tribune


The incoming president of Elmhurst College is a lawyer, theologian and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

The college announced late last month that S. Alan Ray, an administrator at the University of New Hampshire, will replace Bryant Cureton on July 1 to become Elmhurst College's 13th president.

A native of Oklahoma, Ray is half Cherokee and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by virtue of his mother's lineage.