Tabor College President Jules Glanzer has received a new three-year appointment as president of the college following an evaluation by the Tabor College Board of Directors.
“I find great joy and fulfillment in serving at Tabor,” Glanzer said Friday. “It is a gift from God that I cherish.
“I am honored that the board has decided to continue to place the stewardship of the college in my care,” he said.
Glanzer became the 13th president of the college in 2008 after serving as dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Ore. Under his leadership, Tabor College has set enrollment records each of the past five years and met the annual Tabor Fund goal of $1 million raised for two consecutive years.
He hopes to see the college’s growth continue.
“I hope that we can continue to increase our influence by growing our enrollment at both campuses — Hillsboro and Wichita,” Glanzer said. “I am excited about our Presidential Leadership Scholarship program and expect this to continue to grow.
“I look forward to the Center for the Arts becoming a reality,” he added. “I hope that we can see an increase in programming for the arts.”
Glanzer also said he wants to see an expansion of the college’s theological programming and the nursing program in Wichita.
“The evaluation process has been very encouraging,” said Lyndon Vix, chairman of the board of directors. “Dr. Glanzer received positive comments from all areas of the Tabor constituency and it is clear that his leadership has been instrumental in the college’s recent growth and financial stability.”
Former Fresno Pacific University President Richard Kriegbaum and former Friends University President Biff Green facilitated the evaluation.
The evaluation process began in 2011 after passage of a formal policy regarding presidential reviews. Prior evaluations had been on an ad hoc basis. A five-member advisory committee was appointed to assist Kriegbaum and Green in the evaluation.