Midwestern to Host First Annual President's Day

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) will hold its first annual President’s Day on Tuesday, May 3, at the seminary’s Kansas City, Mo. campus.

According to Dr. Jim Sells, Midwestern’s interim director of institutional advancement, the trustees have established the event for the purpose of recognizing those individuals who have had a significant impact on Midwestern and Christian higher education.

Moreover, it is designed to recognize the "exemplary leadership" of Midwestern President Dr. R. Philip Roberts, who began his fourth year of service in January.

President's day is also expected to provide a time for “fun and fellowship for the seminary family.”

A series of events for the day include special presentations of the President’s Medallion to Midwestern trustee Gene Downing, of Oklahoma City; Board of Regent member Cindy Province, of St. Louis; and posthumously to former Board of Regent member Mahlon Morley, of Wichita, Kan., during the 10 a.m. chapel service. At 3 p.m., Roberts will host the President’s Forum for students, staff, and faculty in the Downing Conference Room at the Koehn & Myers Center for World Evangelism. At 5:30 p.m., the spring family picnic will take place at the seminary’s gazebos picnic area.