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Sep 10, 1998

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For Immediate Release:

September 10, 1998

HC/HC PRESIDENT APPOINTS DEANS OF HELLENIC COLLEGE AND HOLY CROSS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

Boston, MA - The Very Rev. Damaskinos Ganas, President of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, has announced the appointment of Dr. James C. Skedros as Acting Dean of the School of Theology and Dr. Aristotle Michopoulos as Acting Dean of Hellenic College.

For the past two years, Dr. Skedros has been Assistant Professor of Orthodox Studies on the Alexander G. Spanos Chair of Orthodox Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. A native of Salt Lake City, he received his B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Utah. In 1987 he received a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and in 1988 a Masters of Theology from Holy Cross School of Theology. During 1992-93, he studied in Thessaloniki as a Fulbright and Sheldon Scholar and in 1996 Dr Skedros received his Th.D. in the history of Christianity from Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Michopoulos has served as Associate Professor and Director of the Greek Studies Program at Hellenic College since 1987 and served as Dean of the College from July 1995 to July 1997. A native of Greece, he is a graduate of the University of Athens; following emigration to the United States, he received his M.A. in Comparative Literature at Queens College. In 1980 Dr. Michopoulos received a Ph.D. in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies at Florida State University. Dr. Michopoulos has developed curricula in Greek Studies and taught Greek language and culture courses as well as courses in education. He serves as representative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of non-Public Education.

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