Brandon Maxwell Promoted To Vice President at Columbia Seminary


Brandon Maxwell has been promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life, effective immediately, at the direction of Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary.

“Brandon Maxwell has, in his two years here at Columbia Seminary, provided critical leadership on campus in multiple areas,” stated President Van Dyk. “He is highly skilled in the ways he works constructively with students and the community as a whole. This promotion is an appropriate affirmation of his remarkable effectiveness as a leader.”

In addition, Rev. Maxwell, who will continue to serve as the Dean of Students, will also be given greater responsibility to address the needs of the school’s community as the Special Advisor to the President on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  This is a role that acknowledges his knowledge, skill, and commitment to the seminary’s goals to more fully embody justice at every level of the institution.

The Rev. Maxwell began as Dean of Students in 2016. He holds an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, as well as both a BBA in Management and a BA in Religion from Belmont University. In 2012-2013 he was a Lutherischer WeltBund Fellow at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany where he studied intercultural theology and education.