The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, president of United Lutheran Seminary, is pleased to announce the following three staff appointments: Ed Henry, Director of Human Resources, has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Deacon Nancy Gable, Interim Director of Admissions, has been appointed Director of Admissions; and Tyrone Gadson will be joining ULS as the new Director of Financial Aid.
“Both Ed and Deacon Nancy are already trusted and effective members of our ULS staff,” said President Erwin. “I am fully confident in their ability to handle the additional responsibilities that accompany these well-deserved promotions. I am also pleased to welcome Tyrone Gadson, who brings to the seminary strong expertise in higher education financial aid and is also a very people-oriented administrator. ULS is blessed to have staff fully committed to its mission and its people, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside these faithful colleagues.”
Ed Henry, who has served ULS as Director of Human Resources since 2018, has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He will also serve as the seminary's Employment and Equity Officer and Administrative Liaison to the ULS Diversity & Equity Task Force.
Under Ed’s leadership, ULS will meet the challenges of developing measurable expansion of equity and inclusion programs and be well positioned to address changing demographics within institutions of higher education, ensuring diverse candidate pools for faculty and staff positions through best practices and in in collaboration with human resources partnerships. In addition, he will coordinate the seminary’s Search and Advocacy program involving hiring practices. Ed will also provide leadership in the seminary's equity, diversity and inclusion planning efforts, including actively engaging faculty, staff, students and the board of trustees to further policies and practices that support equity and inclusion from an anti-racist, social justice perspective.
Prior to coming to ULS, Ed served as human resource liaison at New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Headquarters Civil Rights Division, Capital Management Programs and Public Safety. At the State College of Florida, Ed oversaw the Employment and Equity Office as Manager, Chair of the Diversity Committee and SCF Representative to the Florida Department of Equity's Annual Diversity Conference of State Schools. He also participated in the launch of Amtrak's Safe-to-Safer Process Improvement Management and its Employee Shared Service model.
He holds a Master of Public Administration degree in HR Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Delaware State University. He is also a Society for Human Resources Management certified professional.
Deacon Nancy Gable, who has served as Interim Director of Admissions since 2019, has been appointed Director of Admissions. Deacon Nancy worked at LTSG in the areas of Admissions and Diaconal (Deacon)Ministry from 1991 to 2006, at which time she accepted the call to serve the ELCA as the Coordinator for Missional Leadership in Region 8, serving the region in areas of candidacy and First Call Theological Education. After this position was discontinued, Deacon Nancy returned to part-time parish service in a community of congregations in northern Adams County for two years and for Region 8 synods. After serving in the Admissions Office at ULS starting in 2019, she was appointed Interim Director shortly thereafter.
In 2004 and 2005Deacon Nancy was invited to serve as a planner, as part of the writing team, and as a keynote presenter for the Lutheran World Federation’s “The Diaconal Ministry in the Mission of the Church,” (book published in January 2006). Deacon Nancy holds a Master of Arts in Region from LTSG, after which she served12 years in parish ministry in Waukegan, IL and State College, PA. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Penn State University, Harrisburg. Her dissertation, “We Make This Road by Walking: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Diaconal Ministers as Emancipatory Educators of Adults,” is available on ERIC.ed.gov. This academic work credentials Deacon Nancy for service from cradle to grave – as an early childhood educator through adult education.
Tyrone Gadson has been appointed Director of Financial Aid, effective early November. He replaces Kimberly Clark. Tyrone grew up in Pittsfield, MA and attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary (a WELS high school in Saginaw) through the generosity of an anonymous church sponsor, before attending Albion College, also in Michigan.
Tyrone has worked in higher education financial aid for more than a decade, including the University of Arkansas at Monticello; University of Hawai’I -West O’ahu; University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Centura College, Corporate Office; and at Advanced Technology Institute (both in Virginia). He is skilled at financial aid reporting and record-keeping and specializes in service to students.
Tyrone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Hawai’i-at Manoa and has credentialing from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. We look forward to Tyrone joining the ULS team very soon.