Past Chair; Co-Chair, Committee on Trustees
Michael Gilligan was elected president of the Henry Luce Foundation in December 2002, having been program director for theology since 1998. He previously served at the Association of Theological Schools (ATS); as academic dean of the Pontifical College Josephinum; and as teacher and administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He received a BA from Duke University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Virginia. He served as chair of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia from 2012 to 2018, and serves on the board of the Council of Independent Colleges.