Sunquist to be Installed as Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies
Dean Scott William Sunquist
An installation service for Scott Sunquist, Fuller’s School
of Intercultural Studies’ newest dean, will be held on Tuesday, October 2.
The hour-long service held at the First United Methodist
Church in Pasadena begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a reception on
Fuller’s Arol Burns Mall.
Sunquist, a professor of World Christianity, came to Fuller
from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he served as the W. Don McClure
chair of Mission and Evangelism for thirteen years. He assumed deanship on July
"Scott Sunquist is an exceptional
scholar with a vast amount of international experience," says Dr. C.
Douglas McConnell, Provost of Fuller Seminary. "We are blessed that
Scott will bring his leadership skills and vision to the Fuller
In an interview for the school’s website, Sunquist said his
vision is to keep the School of Intercultural Studies relevant in a changing
world and to foster its innovation in mission work.
“I want to support and encourage our
faculty who continue to challenge us with their interests and their level of
scholarship. We will be doing some serious thinking about what it means today
to be prepared scholastically, as well as spiritually and emotionally, for
The entire campus will be closed during the installation
service so all Fuller employees and students can attend. The installation
address is titled “Christian Existence: Mission as Participation in Christ.”
Sunquist will also be a panelist in an afternoon discussion
called “The Place of Missiology and Cultural Studies in the Theological
Curriculum.” The discussion will be held in the chapel of First United
Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m.