New WWC President Announced John McVay Takes Office in September

John McVay has accepted the invitation of the Walla Walla College (WWC) Board of Trustees to become the 23rd president, following Jon Dybdahl’s retirement in August. “We are delighted to accept the invitation to join the Walla Walla College family,” says McVay. “Walla Walla College has a proud heritage, and we are honored to join its great story."

McVay, 47, has served as the dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University for the past six years. A graduate of Southern Adventist University, he also holds a master’s degree in divinity from Andrews University and a doctorate from the University of Sheffield in England. Prior to his experience at Andrews University, McVay taught at Pacific Union College. He has also pastored in Iowa and Georgia. McVay and his wife, Pam (Aalborg) have a son, Marshall, 18, and a daughter, Macy, 14.

“We are pleased that John McVay has accepted our invitation,” says WWC board chair Jere Patzer. “He is recognized around the world as a scholar, theologian, administrator and committed Adventist Christian.”

June 01, 2006 / Walla Walla University