William S. Stafford named to Quintard Chair

June 2, 2010

The Very Rev. Dr. William S. Stafford, dean of the University of the South's School of Theology, has been named to the Charles T. Quintard Chair of Dogmatic Theology.

Vice Chancellor Joel Cunningham made the announcement May 24 on behalf of the Board of Regents.

The students of the School of Theology established the Quintard chair in 1898 in memory of Charles Quintard, bishop of Tennessee and vice chancellor of the University. The Rev. Dr. Donald S. Armentrout, retired professor of church history and historical theology and associate dean for academic affairs, was the previous chair holder.

"To hold a chair in the University that Bishop Quintard re-founded, and in the School of Theology which he created, is a great honor," Stafford said. "The Episcopal Church owes an incalculable debt to his vision, courage, and perseverance in building up Sewanee in the cause of the Gospel. It is also an honor to serve as the successor to the Rev. Dr. Donald Armentrout in this chair which he held with such devotion and distinction."