Chris A. Wood became the 15th president of Davis & Elkins College on August 1, 2016. A native of Huntington, West Virginia总裁 Wood graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Additional graduate study was undertaken at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
President Wood served as vice president for advancement at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, from 2009 until his appointment to Davis & Elkins College. During his tenure at Wesley, financial giving to the College increased by more than 400 percent, and he designed and implemented the first major comprehensive capital 运动。 As president of D&E, he assumes responsibility for the completion of the $25 million McDonnell Challenge, which is a part of the College’s $100 million SECURE THE FUTURE 运动。
作为受戒联合卫牧师，在伊利诺伊州的总裁木毕业典礼，并担任从1986年到2000年马里兰我回到2000年西弗吉尼亚州担任了六年的节目和使命西弗吉尼亚州的执行董事，INC。，创新和国家认可全州非盈利组织工作能力建设，对社区和宗教组织。此前在Wesley学院服务，木材从2006 - 2009年作为总裁在橄榄山的橄榄山大学，北卡罗莱纳州的副总裁进步服务。
The president and his spouse, Lisa Messinger Wood, also a Huntington native, have two daughters, Lacey and Lexi. Along with their new miniature schnauzer puppies, Hallie and Henry, the Wood family resides at Hearthstone, the Davis & Elkins College president’s home.