University History

Thank you, Dr. Wallace: On his time as president

Throughout a series of interviews with, Dr. Jerry M. Wallace has talked about how his childhood, college and preaching experiences influenced him and helped shaped his tenure as Campbell’s president. In the fifth installment, Wallace talks about the past 12 years as president.

Thank you, Dr. Wallace: On being a preacher and teacher

After graduating from East Carolina University and Southeastern Seminary, Campbell University President Wallace served as the pastor of Elizabethtown Baptist Church for 16 years and completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at North Carolina State University. In 1970, he began serving as an adjunct sociology professor at Campbell University before joining the university full time in 1975 as chair of the religion department. In the third part of a series of interviews, President Wallace talks about his why he made the move to higher education, how he approaches teaching, and how his experiences at Elizabethtown Baptist Church still influence him.

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