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David Dockery

David Dockery

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Trinity International University President David S. Dockery is recuperating from a cardiac procedure performed in Chicago March 8 that followed what doctors call a mild heart attack.

Cardiac specialists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital placed four stents in coronary arteries after Dockery suffered chest pains and dizziness on Monday, March 6. Following the procedure, doctors reported excellent progress and told his family there were no complications.

Dockery is former president of Union University in Jackson.

TIU faculty and staff met March 8 in the A.T. Olson Chapel on the Trinity campus to pray for Dockery, his family and the caregivers.

“I am grateful for the outpouring of love and support during this time,” Dockery said. “We deeply appreciate our friends and colleagues who prayed fervently and thank God for his gracious provision.”

In the days ahead, doctors will help determine when he may resume a normal work schedule.