|DATE/TIME||April 25, 2013 11:30am-12:20pm|
Niels-Erik Andreasen is president of Andrews University and professor of Old Testament studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Mich. He became president in 1994.
Born in Fredensborg, Denmark, Andreasen lived in Denmark for his first 19 years. He then studied at Newbold College, England, for three years and immigrated to the United States in 1963.
Andreasen graduated in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in religion and history from Newbold College, Bracknell, England. He holds two degrees from Andrews University: a Bachelor of Divinity, which he received in 1965; and a Master of Arts in Biblical studies in 1966. In 1971, he received a doctorate degree in religious studies from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
In 1990, Andreasen was named president of Walla Walla College, College Place, Wash. He served in that capacity until July 1994, when he became the fifth president of Andrews University.