Meeting of the Board of Regents | August 2010
To: The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents
From: Joseph P. Frey
Subject: Conferral of Degrees: Bethel Seminary of the East
Date: August 31, 2010
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Should the Board of Regents confer degrees upon students successfully completing programs at Bethel Seminary of the East?
Reason for Consideration
Required by State statute and State regulation.
The question will come before the full Board at its September 2010 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken.
Bethel Seminary of the East is a provisionally chartered institution and until such time as its charter is made absolute, Section 224 of the Education Law requires that the Regents award degrees on its behalf.
It is recommended that the Board of Regents confer upon the individuals listed, who have completed the requirements for their registered degree programs at Bethel Seminary of the East, the respective degree.
Information in Support of Recommendation
Seminary of the East
Bethel Seminary of the East was granted a provisional charter by the Board of Regents on May 23, 2006, authorizing the Seminary to confer the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees. Until the Regents grant Bethel Seminary of the East an absolute charter, all academic awards are to be conferred on graduates by the Board of Regents.
Master of Divinity (M. Div.)
5. Gittens, Michael
6. Lam, Ki Kun