Thomas V. Wolfe

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Chief Executive Officer
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis

Phone: 303-765-3102
Fax: 303-777-3387
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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
  • M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University


Thomas V. Wolfe serves as the Iliff School of Theology’s 14th president and chief executive officer.

Prior to his role as president and CEO, Wolfe served as senior vice president and dean of the Division of Student Affairs, Syracuse University. Previously at Syracuse, he served as the fifth dean of Hendricks Chapel and as the Interdenominational Protestant Chaplain. Prior to his service there, he was pastor of United Methodist parishes in Moravia and Ithaca in upstate New York.

Wolfe holds a B.A. degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in Syracuse University. In 1980, Wolfe was ordained elder in full connection with the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Wolfe is currently an elected Senator of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church and is serving as its president from 2013-2016. He has previously served as a trustee at Lycoming College and was a member of its Executive Committee, the Strategic Issues and Assessment Committee, and chair of the Academic Policies Committee.

Among his many civic accomplishments, Wolfe has served the central New York region as the former president for InterFaith Works of CNY, chair of the 2008-2010 White Ribbon Campaigns for Vera House where he completed two full terms on the board and was president of the board in 2006. He has also been involved in a variety of community initiatives to bring diverse people together to address common concerns.