BUIES CREEK, N.C. (WTVD) -- Campbell University named J. Bradley Creed its fifth president Friday.
"Dr. Creed is the embodiment of all we hoped to find in Campbell's next president. He brings the breadth of vision and depth of experience required to lead Campbell to even greater levels of regional and national prominence," said Benjamin N. Thompson, chair of the Board of Trustees, in a statement.
Creed is originally from Texas. He got his PhD at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Campbell said he is a nationally recognized historian of religion.
"I am genuinely enthusiastic about the future of this exceptional institution of higher education," said Dr. Creed.
Creed is currently provost and executive vice president and professor of religion at Samford University in Marion, Alabama.
Creed will take office as president on July 1.
He succeeds Dr. Jerry Wallace who retires on June 30.