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Todd Wilson Named Special Advisor to the President

Todd Wilson Named Special Advisor to the President

    02.08.24 | Administration by SWU Marketing

    CENTRAL, S.C. – Rev. Dr. Todd Wilson has been named Special Advisor to the President at Southern Wesleyan University.  In this capacity, Wilson will advise the president on strategic development as well as on leadership of the Advancement Office during a time of transition and growth.

    “I am honored to join the SWU family and serve President Barker and the University. SWU has a rich spiritual and academic legacy, and I’m excited to help strengthen and build upon that foundation of excellence,” Wilson said.

    Wilson is a pastor, nonprofit entrepreneur, small business owner, leadership consultant, scholar, and author. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a PhD from Cambridge University. He is the author or editor of over 15 books and several academic and popular articles.

    SWU President Dr. Barker said, “We are thrilled to welcome Todd Wilson to SWU with his valuable experience in fundraising and strategic leadership. Todd brings a wealth of experience leading organizations while possessing a pastor’s heart and a deep appreciation of faith and family, shared by his wife and their seven children.”

    Wilson has over 15 years of pastoral ministry experience, most recently as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois, where he served for a decade. He is the co-founder and former president of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a thriving nonprofit that equips pastors nationwide to be thought leaders for their congregations. Todd also founded and runs Integrated Leaders, a leadership coaching and consulting practice focused on helping high-capacity leaders find sustainable personal and professional success.

    Wilson is married to Katie, a licensed therapist, and they live in Indianapolis with their seven children. You can learn more about Rev. Dr. Wilson’s work on his website.

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu. 

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