TCU-Brite Divinity’s Dr. Tamara Rodenberg named president of Bethany College

BETHANY, W.Va. (AP) — Bethany College’s board has chosen the Rev. Dr. Tamara Rodenberg to serve as the school’s 20th president.

Bethany said on Tuesday that Rodenberg’s appointment is effective Jan. 1. 2016. She will replace Scott Miller, who left the private college in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle earlier this year to become president of Virginia Wesleyan College.

Rodenberg has served as vice president of advancement at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University since 2011.

Bethany Board of Trustees chair Greg Jordan says in a news release that Rodenberg both understands Bethany’s traditions and has a vision for its future.

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Bethany was founded in 1840 and is West Virginia’s oldest private college.