President’s Cabinet

Several roles constitute the Criswell College leadership team: President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of Advancement, and Chief of Staff. These senior administrators and the staff in their offices work to meet institutional goals and make real progress toward the College’s mission.

Dr. Barry Creamer, President and Professor of Humanities

Barry K. Creamer, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer | 214.818.1300

Dr. Creamer leads the institution in the pursuit of its mission and goals. He is the principal liaison between the Board of Trustees and the College, and he supervises and coordinates the activities of the Vice Presidents. He oversees the recruitment of faculty and staff who are in harmony with the College’s mission, ensures adherence to policies and procedures, and is responsible for communications, strategic planning, and development of the College’s resources.

Dr. Christopher Graham, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Theology, and Program Director of M.Div. and M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies

Christopher A. Graham, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs | 214.818.1390

As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Graham oversees the academic division of the College. In this role, he provides leadership to the development of all academic programs, hiring, evaluation, and development of faculty, the Registrar’s office, Wallace Library, technology, and distance learning.

Kevin Stilley

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer | 214.818.1369

Mr. Stilley, as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing sustainable financial, business, and other material services essential to the College’s successful achievement of its mission. He leads the financial offices, facilities, and human resources.

Luis Juarez

Luis Juárez

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students | 214.818.1345

As Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Mr. Juárez oversees the student affairs division of the College. In this role, he provides leadership for the College’s recruitment efforts, all aspects of student life, and financial aid services.

Dr. Joe Wooddell, Vice President of Advancement and Professor of Philosophy

Joe Wooddell, Ph.D.

Vice President of Advancement | 214.818.1336

As Vice President of Advancement, Dr. Wooddell oversees the College’s efforts to establish and maintain relationships with key constituencies. In this role, he leads in the development of relationships with donors, alumni, and institutional partners such as the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the W.A. Criswell Foundation.

Winston Hottman

Chief of Staff | 214.818.1313

As Chief of Staff, Mr. Hottman plans and directs administrative, financial, and operational activities for the President’s office and Board of Trustees, guides the College’s strategic planning, manages President’s office staff, and provides direction to projects of high importance for the College.

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