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Philip G. Ryken '88

About the President

"Because we believe that all truth is God’s truth, we cultivate curiosity about creation, a love for great books, an appetite for truth and beauty, and a lifelong passion for the life of the mind."

Wheaton College Presidential SealPresident Philip Graham Ryken '88 attended Wheaton, majoring in English literature and philosophy. He then earned an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in historical theology from the University of Oxford. He was pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. 

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Senior Administrative Cabinet

The Cabinet meets weekly throughout the year and is responsible for discerning matters to bring before the Board of Trustees. They oversee their respective departments and make day-to-day decisions about the operations of the College.

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Board of Trustees

Wheaton's Board of Trustees provides governance and oversight for the institution. It is composed of individuals from a variety of vocational expertise, ethnic backgrounds, and geographical locations. Making decisions with input from the President and Senior Administrative Cabinet, the board's goal is to ensure the College's well-being and advancement in accordance with our mission and values.

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Other Advisors

The Board of Visitors and Alumni Association Board, in collaboration with the President, Trustees, and other members of the College community, provide valuable counsel and direction.

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Wheaton's Strategic Vision for the Future

Discover the strategic priorities that support Wheaton's vision for the future, and how you can support them. 

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For Christ & His Kingdom

These words are not just a motto. They are the essence of this vibrant community

Rooted in our founding and enduring principles, our mission is fueled by an unwavering dedication to biblical truth and boundless love. We value enduring convictions and open-minded dialogue. Wheaton is truly unique: a liberal arts ethos, rigorous academics, an aspiration to excellence, and a deep commitment to Christian spiritual formation, this is the place where you can learn and grow with a community of spiritual and intellectual peers.

Institutional Commitments
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