President Shirley V. Hoogstra
Having received a bachelor’s in education at Calvin University (Grand Rapids, MI) and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Hoogstra spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm that specialized in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut. She served as the president of the New Haven Country Bar Association and was a founding board member and officer of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. She then returned to the world of Christian higher education and became Calvin’s vice president for student life in July 1999, a role she served in until she became president of the CCCU.
As CCCU president, Hoogstra has overseen the introduction of a variety of new, innovative initiatives, including an online course-sharing consortium, insurance consortium, accreditation steering council, and doctoral education council. She has focused on expanding diversity and inclusion on CCCU campuses and making education available, accessible, and affordable to all students. Hoogstra continues to be an advocate for increasing access to education for incarcerated individuals and supporting undocumented students as they seek to complete their education.
Hoogstra serves on the steering committee for the Washington Higher Ed Secretariat, is a leader for the Evangelical Immigration Table, and serves on the boards of the American Council on Education, the National Association of Evangelicals, and Trinity Forum. She received honorary doctorate degrees from Gordon College and Nyack College and was the recipient of the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award, the Lifetime Education Impact Award (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference), and the Keepers of the American Dream Award (National Immigration Forum).
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mandi Bolton serves as the CCCU’s vice president for finance and administration. She brings two decades of experience in accounting, finance, and auditing for both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Prior to joining the CCCU in 2017, she served as the director of accounting for McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia and as an auditor for a regional public accounting firm based in McLean, Virginia. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan.
Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu, Ph.D.
Vice President for Educational Programs
Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu is a scholar-leader. She previously served as vice president and chief diversity officer; vice provost for undergraduate programs; and special advisor to the president and provost, all at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA). Battle-Walters Denu is a current Fulbright Scholar at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, and was a previous Fulbright Scholar recipient to South Africa. In addition to many articles, she is the author of Sheila's Shop: Working-Class African American Women Talk about Life, Love, Race, and Hair (2004) and co-editor (along with her mother) of Mothers Are Leaders (2014). In 2017, she was the inaugural recipient of Azusa Pacific University’s Mary Hill Award, which honors outstanding women for their leadership and service. Battle-Walters Denu is also an ordained minister who has taught or done ministry on six continents in over 40 countries. She has a master’s degree in social work from Temple University and a doctorate in sociology, with an emphasis in race and family, from the University of Florida.
Casey Lamar, M.B.A.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Casey Lamar serves as the CCCU’s senior director of human resources and oversees and directs the conference and events department. She brings 13+ years of nonprofit experience to her role. Prior to joining the CCCU in 2015, she served as the director of conferences and events and as the liaison for the World Business Partners and Associates Board of Directors for ACI-NA, an association representing the aviation industry in the United States and Canada. She also serves on and is chair of the elder board of Christ City Church in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Stan Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Scholarship
Stan Rosenberg is the founding director of Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), the UK subsidiary of the CCCU. He is also an academic member of Wycliffe Hall, on the faculty of theology and religion at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the International Society of Science & Religion. He has published on Augustine’s thought, early Christianity and Greco-Roman science, and ancient preaching and popular religion. Rosenberg is on the editorial board of the journal, Religions, and on advisory councils for BioLogos and the Museum of the Bible. He has overseen numerous science and religion projects for faculty funded by major granting bodies and directs the Logos program on biblical manuscripts, texts, and reception. Recently, he co-organized a funded project that led to his edited book, Finding Ourselves after Darwin: Conversations on the Image of God, Original Sin, and the Problem of Evil. He holds a B.A. from Colorado State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.
Board of Directors
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