Southern Wesleyan University will celebrate the inauguration of its 18th president, Dr. Todd Voss, at 3 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 26 on the campus in Central, S.C.
The inauguration speaker is Dr. Paul A. Rader, former worldwide leader of the Salvation Army and former president of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.
Voss was named president of Southern Wesleyan in 2011 following the retirement of Dr. David Spittal, who served the university for 17 years. Prior to becoming president, Voss served as executive vice president at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Rader is the former worldwide leader of the Salvation Army and former president of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky. He and his wife Kay responded to God’s call to a cross-cultural mission as Salvation Army officers. Following training at The Salvation Army School for Officer Training in New York, they were commissioned as officers and appointed to Korea, where they served for the next 22 years. He was then elected to the Salvation Army’s highest office in 1994 and served until 1999.
The inauguration ceremony will take place at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the SWU campus.
A full schedule of inauguration and SWU homecoming events can be found online at www.swu.edu/inauguration.