Judson University Announces Resignation of Tory Gum
(Elgin, IL March 18, 2013) Judson University regretfully announces the resignation of Tory Gum, vice president for External Relations, as he leaves Judson University after 23 years. He has accepted a position at Wheaton College as Regional Director of Development beginning April 1, 2013.
Tory has held seven different positions at Judson since August of 1990 including; Classroom Instructor, Basketball Coach, Director of Retention, Dean of Students, Associate Athletic Director and Vice President for External Relations. For 16 years, Tory and his wife, Sandy, lived on campus and raised their five children here, with Sandy serving as Resident Director at Volkman Hall.
Tory has been an excellent team player, leader and mentor while serving in his various roles at Judson. President Crothers has enjoyed working with Tory and is inspired by his professionalism and leadership. “He will be greatly missed here at Judson. We want to wish Tory well in his new endeavors,” says Dr. Crothers.
Dr. Gene Crume, the President Elect, spoke with Tory during his discernment process and shares in wishing Tory and his family the very best as well as how much he will be missed at Judson. Dr. Crume said the process of evaluating how to move forward in development and external relations will begin immediately with a focus on Judson’s strategic direction.
A farewell reception for Tory will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Lindner Fitness Center on Wednesday, March 20.