March 1, 2012 - Yale University announced the appointment of Graduate Theological Union Graduate Gregory E. Sterling, currently Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, as The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of the Divinity School for a period of five years, effective August 1, 2012. Sterling grew up in California and Idaho and received his B.A. in Christianity and History in 1978 from Houston Baptist University. After a year of post-baccalaureate studies in classics at the University of Houston, he completed two M.A. programs, one in Religion at Pepperdine University and the other in Classics at the University of California, Davis. He earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a specialization in the New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union in 1990.