Duane Litfin (Ph.D., Purdue University; Ph.D., Oxford University) was inaugurated as Wheaton's seventh president in 1993. Before coming to Wheaton, Dr. Litfin divided his career between the Church and academia, serving 10 years as a pastor and 14 years as a teacher. Widely published, Dr. Litfin possesses a unique combination of pastoral gifts and serious scholarship. Under his leadership the College has strengthened both its faculty and student body, enhanced the physical facilities and academic resources of its campus, and built its endowment. Through contributions such as his widely-read book on Christian higher education, Conceiving the Christian College (Eerdmans, 2004), Dr. Litfin has also imparted critical clarity to the College’s mission and identity.