Cedarville University’s newly named president Thomas White said he will work to ensure the school’s graduates are academically prepared for jobs and “understand how to defend their Biblical world view against a culture that may not always be so friendly to that world view.”
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Title: 10th president at Cedarville University.
Experience: Vice president for student services and communications and associate professor of systematic theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; director of student life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; has authored or edited four theological books and numerous articles.
Education: Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2005); M.Div., pastoral track with languages, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2001); B.A., English, Anderson University (1997); A.A., Anderson University (1995).
Family: Wife, Joy Martin White; two children.
Interesting fact: Once owned four karate schools in South Carolina. He holds a fourth degree black belt in Karate, was the Middleweight World Amateur Sport Karate international champion in 1993 in addition to two state championships and is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Online: www.drthomaswhite.com, twitter.com/drthomaswhite