de’Angelo Dia accepts call to direct Charlotte campus admissions

RICHMOND, VA (May 10, 2022) – Union Presbyterian Seminary has appointed alumnus and artist de’Angelo Dia to be admissions director for the Charlotte, North Carolina, campus.

Dia received his Doctor of Ministry in Theology/Theological Studies from Union in April 2022. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“I look forward to serving you as the new director of admissions, contributing to nurturing community in the world, nurturing church in the world, and getting to know the community better,” Dia said.

Dia is an alumni artist-in-residence of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, and has received fellowships from The Watering Hole and Cave Canem. He is a member of the Goodyear Arts collective based in Charlotte. And he is assistant to the senior pastor for social justice at St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte.

His artwork is an intersectionality of Black liberation theology and theopoetics. He investigates public opinion and contemporary beliefs on cultural, social-political, and theological issues through poetry, performance art, and photography. His artistic influences include ethno-gothic literature, comic books, graphic novels, and neo-Appalachian art.


Mike Frontiero
Union Presbyterian Seminary