Senior Chabraja Fellow Robert G. Bottoms became the Interim President of Bexley Hall Seabury Western Federation after serving as the Seabury Western Board Chair. His term as Interim President ended July 1, 2012 when the Rev. Roger A. Ferlo became the President.
Bob retired in July 2008 after 22 years as president of DePauw University. He holds a bachelor degree from Birmingham-Southern College, a bachelor of divinity degree from Emory University, and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. His career in higher education began when he was appointed chaplain and assistant to the president at Birmingham-Southern College. He was later assistant dean and assistant professor of church and ministry at Vanderbilt Divinity School. In 1978, Bob became vice president for university relations at DePauw; he also held the post of executive vice president there before being named president in 1986.