President of Grace College & Seminary Dr. Ron Manahan announced Commencement 2013 (May 11) will conclude his 20 years as president. Provost Dr. Bill Katip will accept the role of president for the institution following graduation on May 12, 2013.
Katip brings 39 years of higher education experience to the presidency and has been invaluable in guiding Grace Schools through many innovative changes since 2007. “We will continue to grow and adapt,” said Katip. “But as always, there will be no change in our mission, core beliefs and dedication to Scripture.” Katip earned his B.A. in Bible and Psychology from Grace College, M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. Katip is a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club, currently sits on the board of directors for the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board to OrthoWorx in Warsaw, Ind.
Dr. Manahan began his service to Grace in 1977 and has served as president since 1994. His visionary leadership helped advance the institution through the development of new programs, the construction of new facilities, the expansion of global outreach and increased tuition affordability for students and families. Because of the efforts of Manahan and his leadership team, enrollment has more than doubled and is currently at its highest in history.