The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge has been named dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest, it was announced today. She succeeds Douglas Travis, who is retiring as of May 31. From today’s announcement from SSW:
The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, chair of the board and bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, announced the board’s appointment of Cynthia Briggs Kittredge to lead the seminary as its eighth dean and president. The Rev. Dr. Kittredge has served as the seminary’s academic dean since 2010 and professor of New Testament since she joined the faculty in 1999.
“On behalf of the board of trustees, I want to express my gratitude to our Dean and President Doug Travis for the outstanding work he has done. It is also my great joy to announce the Rev. Dr. Kittredge’s appointment as our next dean and president. She is the perfect person to lead the seminary at this time, and we are extraordinarily blessed to have her gifts and talents devoted to our institution and its faithful service to the church,” said Bishop Harrison.
Dr. Kittredge holds degrees from Williams College and Harvard Divinity School where she earned a Th.D. in 1996. She was ordained priest in 1985 and is canonically resident in the Diocese of Texas. She has served as assisting clergy at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1999.
Seminary of the Southwest is an Episcopal seminary in Austin, Texas. Read full announcement here.