Wednesday 31 January 2018

Dr. Ronald Kuipers appointed President of ICS

In its meeting of January 16, 2018, the ICS Board of Trustees unanimously passed a motion to change the job title of Dr. Ron Kuipers from ICS Provost to ICS President.

Dr. Kuipers became ICS Provost on July 1, 2017, after being interviewed by a committee of the ICS Board, as part of a leadership transition period during the final months of the Presidency of Dr. Blomberg. With the retirement of Dr. Blomberg as ICS President on October 31, 2017, Dr. Kuipers took over as the institutional leader of ICS, thus completing the leadership transition that began on July 1. The change of Dr. Kuipers' title to President is intended to reflect the reality that he has assumed this leadership position, and to communicate that status clearly both internally and externally. Dr. Kuipers has expressed to the Board his enthusiasm in accepting the challenges and responsibilities involved in the role of ICS President, and we thank him for his willingness to serve ICS in this capacity.

An investiture of Dr. Kuipers as President of ICS will take place at the next ICS Convocation, scheduled for May 11, 2018.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ron Kuipers as the new President of the Institute for Christian Studies. We wish Ron God’s rich blessings as he gives leadership to the ICS in this capacity.

Dr. John Valk, Chair
Board of Trustees, ICS