Dr. LaKeesha Walrond is Named Next President of New York Theological Seminary
January 29. 2019
The Board of Trustees of New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond has been confirmed as the next President of NYTS. She will take office on June 3, 2019.
Dr. Walrond has served as Executive Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City since 2006. She has also been Chief of Staff of FCBC since 2013. She previously served as Executive Director of Ministries (2010 - 2013) and Executive Director of Church Administration (2006 - 2010).
Dr. Walrond earned her Ph.D. in Special Education and Literacy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2005. She also holds a Master of School Administration, Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from UNC. She earned her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from Spelman College.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Walrond to the NYTS family.