The search for Calvin’s next president

An international search for Calvin’s 11th president is underway and the search committee is seeking a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. Nearly 1,000 Calvin community stakeholders provided input through survey responses and listening sessions. This input guided the committee in preparing a position profile, which presents both the desired attributes of the university’s next leader and the institution’s current reality and future vision. This profile is helping guide nominators, nominees, and committee members in discerning the right fit.

Join the search

The committee is responsible for recommending a candidate to the Calvin University Board of Trustees by March 1, 2022. This is a major task, and the committee is asking the Calvin community to join in helping to identify the institution’s next leader.

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Pray for God’s Leading

It starts and ends with prayer, because “our hope is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.” Each week we’ll provide a Biblical text, a prayerful response, a musical reflection, and a blessing, to help us all discern God’s leading.

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Remember the Guides

Calvin’s mission, vision, and educational framework, along with Calvin’s From Every Nation and Confessional Commitment and Academic Freedom will help candidates engage essential elements in our life and work together.

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Nominate a Candidate

The Presidential Search Committee invites you to recommend names of people who you feel embody the desired attributes of Calvin University’s next president.