Dr. Derek Halvorson
President of Covenant College
Prior to his current role, Dr. Halvorson was the president of Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. In addition to his current executive position, he brings experience in fundraising and constituent relations from his previous roles at Covenant, and experience in teaching at the university level and in the financial markets. He has been ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). After graduating cum laude from Covenant in 1993 with a bachelor of arts in history, Dr. Halvorson earned a master of arts from the University of Arizona and a doctorate of philosophy from Loyola University Chicago—both in history. He and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of a son and a daughter.