30 Nov Robert Wilson-Black Selected as New President & CEO at The Faith & Politics Institute
Robert Wilson-Black has been selected to be the next President & CEO at The Faith & Politics Institute, via the FPI Board of Directors and in partnership with Braden Busch and the Scion Executive Search team.
In this role, effective November 17, 2022, Wilson-Black will bring a new sense of leadership and direction to the nonprofit institute. Here is an excerpt from the Board of Directors at FPI:
“Our Board of Directors is thrilled to introduce a leader of Rob’s caliber into our community to guide FPI,” said Board Chair, David Marventano. “Rob possesses the qualifications and expertise to grow FPI into an even greater, more successful, organization to create a lasting impact on Rep. John Lewis’ legacy.”
Rob comes to FPI from his role as the former CEO of Sojourners. A graduate of the University of Chicago (Ph.D., A.M.) and the University of Richmond (B.A., M.H.), Rob served as a college and seminary vice president for many years. In 2017, Rob was awarded an honorary doctorate from Franklin College in Indiana for his work as a “scholar, leader, and advocate for religion.” Rob has served as the founding Chair of the National Museum of American Religion and currently serves as Chair of the University of Chicago Divinity School alumni council, and as a member of the President’s Advisory Board of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. He recently authored “The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century (Fortress, 2021). Rob is married to the Rev. Juli Wilson-Black, and they have three children.