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Board of Commissioners

Chair

Ronald Mercier
Rector
Bellarmine Jesuit Community, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Vice Chair and Treasurer

Alton Pollard
Dean
Howard University School of Divinity
Washington, DC

Secretary

Lester Edwin J. Ruiz
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Class of 2014

David Hogue
Director of Institutional Assessment
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Evanston, IL

Alice Hunt
President
Chicago Theological Seminary
Chicago, IL

Mark Latcovich
Academic Dean, Vice President/Vice Rector
Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
Wickliffe, OH

Robin Steinke
Dean of the Seminary
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA

Tite Tienou
Academic Dean
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, IL

Class of 2016

William Cahoy
Dean
St. John's University School of Theology-Seminary
Collegeville, MN

John Martin
President
Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary
Rochester, NY

Phillip Zylla
Academic Dean
McMaster Divinity College
Hamilton, ON

Class of 2018

Harry Gardner
President and Dean of Theology
Acadia Divinity College
Wolfville, NS

Gregory Heille
Vice President and Academic Dean
Aquinas Institute of Theology
St. Louis, MO

Mignon Jacobs
Associate Professor of Old Testament
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA

Public Members

Helen Ouellette
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Jennifer Phillips
Pastor
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Rio Rancho, NM

Nancy Washington
Professor Emerita
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

ATS Accrediting Staff

Tisa Lewis
Senior Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Debbie Creamer
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Lester Edwin J. Ruiz
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Tanner
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

The academic and professional qualifications and relevant employment and organization information for Commissioners is available upon request from the Commission office. Requests may be submitted by letter (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110) or by email. Information pertaining to Commission staff is available on the Contact Us page.