After 17 years in leadership at Fuller Seminary Northern California (FSNC), Director Curt Longacre (MDiv ’95) will retire August 31, 2014.
Joining the regional campus as administrative director in 1997, Dr. Longacre moved into the role of director in 2003. Building on a strong foundation of academic excellence, Longacre expanded the work of FSNC—which includes campuses in Menlo Park and Sacramento—in several ways.
Longacre worked with Fuller’s accrediting agencies to make Sacramento a complete degree-granting site and now Fuller’s newest full regional campus. He was instrumental in implementing Fuller’s Centro Latino program in the Bay Area, where two degrees are now offered entirely in Spanish. And he developed a stronger Silicon Valley presence by bringing the Windrider Bay Area Film Forum to Menlo Park.
Prior to being called to full-time ministry, Longacre had a successful career in business—serving as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick, and as a vice president for Wells Fargo Bank and Charles Schwab & Co. In addition to his work at FSNC, Longacre currently serves as the board chair of Old Skool Café, a faith-based violence prevention program in San Francisco, and as a law enforcement chaplain with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office.
His leadership and presence will be missed by the Fuller staff and faculty and the many students whose lives he has touched. To send him a thank you, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.