The Inauguration of Rajan S. Mathews - Alliance University

The Nyack College Board of Trustees Proudly Announces

The Inauguration of
Rajan S. Mathews
Thirteenth President of
Nyack College & Alliance Theological Seminary

The Inauguration of Rajan S. Mathews - Alliance University

Gallery: Inauguration Ceremony

Gallery: Student Luncheon and Reception Dinner

Inauguration Events

Pre-Inauguration Activities

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Campus tours and a luncheon for students hosted by President and Mrs. Mathews will precede the ceremony at Nyack College.

Inauguration Ceremony

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, the ceremony will be broadcast live online from the National Museum of the American Indian at 3:00 PM EST — watch it at

Golf Outing & Dinner with President Mathews

Friday, October 15, 2021

Join President Mathews at the Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange, NJ. Registration & lunch begin at 11:00 AM, followed by a shotgun tee off at 12:00 PM and dinner at 5:30 PM. Learn more and register at

The Inauguration of Rajan S. Mathews - Alliance University
The Inauguration of Rajan S. Mathews - Alliance University

About our 13th President

Rajan Mathews has a remarkable leadership background. From 2010-2020, he served as Director General of Cellular Operators Association of India, the Telecom Communications Industry Association in India. Previously, he held various senior executive positions including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President-Controller of companies such as AT&T, Telargo Inc., Call Sciences Inc., Afghan Wireless Communications, Beatrice Foods International and Columbia Tri-Star Pictures. At AT&T, Rajan was named President & CEO of Birla AT&T, the corporation’s largest international investment, where he introduced digital mobile telephony services in India, building out one of India’s largest Global System for Mobile Communications networks. His board memberships include Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Far East Broadcasting Association. At Woodstock School, one of India’s premier international residential schools, he was Finance Committee Chair and later named President. Read more at

The Inauguration of Rajan S. Mathews - Alliance University

Nyack College Board of Trustees

Rev. Scott G. Slocum, Board Chairman (2014) | Senior Pastor, Essex Alliance Church

Dr. Duane A. Wheeland, Board Vice Chairman (2007) | Church Liaison, Global Link Team, The C&MA

Dr. Paul D. Glenn, Board Secretary (Oct. 1983) | Attorney, Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc., Nyack College Alumnus ’10

Mr. Kenneth E. Baldes, Ex Officio | Vice President for Operations/Treasurer & COO, The C&MA

Mr. William M. Beatty, CPA | Head of Risk Management, DriveWealth

Mrs. Anne Snyder Brooks | Editor-in-Chief, Comment Magazine

Rev. Dr. Victor W. Chan | Senior Pastor (Emeritus), East Bay Alliance Church

Mr. J. Robert Ciminera | Retired Executive, NCR Corporation

Mr. Glenn G. Daves | Director, Packaging Solutions Development, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; ATS Alumnus ’02

Dr. Rockwell L. Dillaman | Pastor Emeritus, Allegheny Center Alliance Church (retired); Nyack College Alumnus ’73

Rev. Thomas R. Flanders | Southeastern District Superintendent, The C&MA; Nyack College Alumnus ’89

Dr. Gary D. Friesen, Ex Officio | General Council and Assistant Corporate Secretary, The C&MA

Michael Knefley | President, Ski Sawmill Family Resort

Rev. Dr. Denny Krajacic | Ministry Consultant; Nyack College Alumnus ’75; ATS Alumnus ’86

Dr. Tzuo-Yan Lee | Pharmaceutical R&D Consultant (retired)

Mr. Rajan S. Mathews, Ex Officio | President, Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary

Dr. John Praveen | Managing Director, Portfolio Director, Global Multi-Asset Solutions, QMA LLC

Mrs. Vivian A. Price | Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship

Mr. Dwight D. Safer, Ex Officio | Senior Business Manager, Global Foundries Inc.; Nyack College Alumnus ’93

Dr. Carolyn Tonge | Senior Consultant, National Executive Service Corps of South FL; Higher Ed. Admin. (retired);

Board of Directors, Seminario Teológico de Puerto Rico (2005); Nyack College Alumna ’71

Rev. Kelvin Walker | C&MA Metro-District Superintendent; Corporate VP, The C&MA; Nyack College Alumnus ’88; ATS Alumnus ’11

Mrs. Paulette Zimmerman | The Legato Consulting Group