Interim President Dale Knobel
In January 2020, Dale Knobel, president emeritus and professor of history emeritus of Denison University, took the reins as interim president of Southwestern University, following the departure of former President Edward Burger. Knobel is no stranger to SU. From 1996 to 1998, he served Southwestern as provost and dean of the faculty as well as professor of history. Since retiring to Georgetown with his wife, Tina, in 2013, he has variously served on and chaired Southwestern’s Board of Visitors and, more recently, was elected a member of the Board of Trustees.