Ernest Cadman Colwell

President, University of Chicago; Founding Director, Institute of Liberal Arts

1923C 1927T 1944H

Ernest Cadman ColwellAfter graduating from Emory College and Candler School of Theology, Ernest Cadman Colwell earned a PhD from the divinity school at the University of Chicago and joined the Chicago faculty, serving in many roles, including as president, until 1951.

At Emory, Colwell served as vice president and dean of faculties, founding the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. From 1957 to 1968, Colwell was president of the Claremont School of Theology in California, establishing the school on a new campus after its separation from the University of Southern California in 1956.

For many years, Colwell chaired the executive committee of the International Greek New Testament Project and chaired the Board of Trustees of Atlanta's Interdenominational Theological Center.