At the January 2nd, 2016, meeting of the board of the Groves Center, Mr. Stephen K. Salisbury was named its Executive Director (in addition to his existing role as Research Fellow).  This appointment follows the November 1st (2015) retirement of the Groves Center’s President and Senior Research Fellow, Kirk E. Lowery, Ph.D.  Mr. Salisbury started working at the Groves Center part-time in 2001 and then became full-time in 2004, back when the Groves Center was known as the Westminster Hebrew Institute.