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Dr. Higgins appointed as President of Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College.

Updated: Feb 5, 2022

Dr. Tom Barnette appointed to fill Chancellor position

December 31, 2021

KATY, TX – Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College announced today that Dr. Loretta

Higgins has accepted the appointment as president of the college. The appointment was offered

to Dr. Higgins on December 18, 2021 by BGSSC Chancellor Tom Barnette after the BGSSC

Board of Trustees meeting. The position was formerly held by Dr. Randall Mooney who passed

away unexpectedly in September of this year.

BGSSC Chancellor Barnette said, “We were deeply saddened by the sudden loss of President

Mooney, and our continued prayers are with his family. The BGSSC Board of Trustees choice

of Dr. Higgins is excellent for this college. Long before her appointment to this position, she

began laying out plans for the future growth of this college. President Higgins’ expertise will

help our students grow into the next generation of leaders. On behalf of the entire Board, my

congratulations to President Higgins.”

President Higgins said, “I am honored and humbled by this appointment. President Mooney was

one of the greatest men I have known, the faculty and students will miss his joy. As I move into

the role of President, I look forward to building our current academic programs and expanding

into new academic program areas. I am excited to see where 2022 takes our college.”

Prior to accepting the current appointment, President Higgins was Dean of Specialized Studies

overseeing the development of continuing education programs at BCGGS. During her career,

President Higgins positioned BGSSC as one of only two colleges in the State of Texas to offer

state recognized Arbitrator Training for the State of Texas Registered Arbitrator Program.

President Higgins holds both a Masters’ Degree and a Ph.D. from Barnham Graduate School and

Seminary College, and B.A.S. from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI. President

Higgins’ professional licenses include Certified Public Account, Certified Accepting Agent, and

Texas Registered Arbitrator. She has over twenty-five years of experience in various executive

and academic roles.

President Higgins lives in Katy, Texas with her husband Sean McQueen and their four children.

She is a graduate of Streetsboro High School, and is the daughter of Streetsboro residents Jerry

and Mary Higgins.

About Barnham Seminary and Graduate School

Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College is a private college located in Katy, Texas.

Created in 2012, the mission of BGSSC is to provide high-quality, affordable education to those

wishing to obtain an education in the areas of religious, dispute resolution, or not-for-profit

management. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, BGSSC is known

for its superb teaching, and preparation of students to face the difficult challenges in the current

world. BGSSC self-funds its financial aid and scholarship programs with assistance from


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