SISTER BARBARA REID, OP ELECTED FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT

President Sr. Barbara Reid, OP is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been a member of the faculty of Catholic Theological Union since 1988 now serving as the Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies and previously as Vice President and Academic

Dean. Sr. Barbara has been actively involved in the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, including service for two terms on their Board of Directors.

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SR. BARBARA REID, OP
BIOGRAPHY

President-elect Sr. Barbara Reid is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been a member of the faculty of Catholic Theological Union since 1988 where she also served as Vice President and Academic Dean from 2009-2018.  Prof. Reid has been actively involved in the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, including service for two terms on their Board of Directors. She is also past President of the Catholic Biblical Association. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including an honorary doctorate from the University of Graz, Austria, induction into the Aquinas College Hall of Fame, the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence from Barry University, the St. Martin DePorres Award from the Southern Province of Dominican Friars, the Jerome Award from the Catholic Library Association of America, the Theological Award for Distinguished Women Theologians from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and the Sophia Award from Washington Theological Union.

“I want to commend Catholic Theological Union on the magnificent choice of Dr. Barbara Reid to serve as the next president. I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Reid as senior administrative colleague while in Chicago, and she has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Theological Schools. This is a timely appointment. Dr. Reid is the right leader to guide CTU in this time of significant change in theological education. She is an embodiment of the mission of CTU. I cannot think of a better person to guide CTU into its future.”
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Frank Yamada
Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools
and the Commission on Accrediting.

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for the challenges of today’s world,
CTU is the light that all religious orders need.

Very Rev. Rosendo Urrabazo, CMF

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