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Robert E. Gustafson

President of Erskine College

B.A., University of Virginia; M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A., Columbia University Teachers College; D.Min., Erskine Theological Seminary


Erskine President Dr. Robert E. Gustafson began his service at Erskine on Nov. 1, 2016. Prior to coming to Erskine, he led The Stony Brook School in New York for 15 years, balancing the budget, enlarging the endowment, recruiting a strong faculty, raising faculty salaries, leading two capital campaigns, and overseeing major capital projects.

Educational Background

Educated at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a B.A. in religious studies, Dr. Gustafson was later awarded the Master of Theological Studies degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also studied at Columbia University Teachers College in the City of New York, where he received a Klingenstein Fellowship Grant and earned a Master of Arts degree in educational administration. At Erskine Theological Seminary, he was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Telephone: 864-379-8833
Location: Belk Hall: 331

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