French major Terry Sparkes '76 has expanded her horizons — yet again.
Sparkes has just been named dean for institutional planning and mission at Luther College, where she has been teaching religion since 1990.
In a news release, Luther College President Paula Carson noted: "Terry has a deep knowledge of the Luther community and our mission, and years of experience managing complex projects such as curriculum development and the re-visioning of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement," said President Carlson. "I look forward to her leadership on strategic planning and re-accreditation, and I know I will appreciate her wisdom and insight as a member of my cabinet."
Sparkes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University with a major in French language and literature. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a doctorate in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago Divinity School.