Bill Conover has been the director of the SLP since it launched in 2004. A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, studying the Dharma with Lama Rod Owens, Bill is at home serving and supporting students of diverse faiths and worldviews.
Bill received an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University in 1989, followed in 1993 by an M.Div from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Prior to Beloit, he served as a pastor in the United Church of Christ, in Solomon, KS (1994), Madison, WI (1995-2001), and on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002-2003).
Having grown up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, Bill is a happily transplanted Midwesterner. His wife Deb is Associate Executive Director of the Angelic Organics Learning Center, and daughters Emma and Nellie attend Kenyon College and Beloit Memorial High School, respectively. His loves include walking, sitting meditation, his SLA colleagues, hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Boston Red Sox, and his fluffy white dog, Jack.
Bill's office is on the third floor of Pearsons Hall, a large red brick big building on the western edge of the campus (colored in orange on the campus map).