Angela D. Sims

Angela D. Sims

Angela D. Sims

President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Years in current role: 2

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I most enjoy strategizing and planning for the school’s future in a manner that invites and welcomes perspectives from multiple constituencies.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with over the past year?

One of the biggest challenges with which I have dealt over the past year is responding to human and economic realities of a pandemic in a manner that honors our school’s commitment to practices of peace, service and justice. This necessitated facilitating conversations on and initiating training, beginning with members of my executive leadership team, to address anti-Black and anti-racist practices and behaviors within our context.

What do you see as the biggest changes in the higher education industry in the next 3-5 years?

I see tenure and promotion requirements, faculty staffing models, increased institutional collaborations, and tuition models as some of the biggest changes in the higher education industry in the next 3-5 years.

What college class that you haven’t taken would you be most interested in taking and why?

As a garden hobbyist who views my time in the yard as a time to commune with God, I would like to take an Introduction to Horticulture class. In addition to increasing my knowledge of native plants, this course might prove beneficial as I seek to become a bit more intentional about ways to coexist with nature.