James Tengatenga has been appointed the Virginia Rice Kelsey ’61s Dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He will begin his new duties in the spring of 2014. The foundation, established in 1951, supports the spiritual and moral efforts of the college community. The foundation supports community service programs, cross-cultural initiatives, and provides for off-campus fellowships and internships relating to ethical leadership and social justice.
Dr. Tengatenga is diocesan bishop of southern Malawi and chair of the Worldwide Anglican Communion’s Anglican Consultative Council. A native of Zimbabwe, he is a graduate of the Zomba Theological College in Malawi. He earned a master of divinity degree at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and a Ph.D. at the University of Malawi. He has taught at Zomba Theological College and the University of Malawi.
Update: Due to past comments on homosexuality by Dr. Tengatenga, Dartmouth has decided to rescind the appointment.