Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:27
Jules Glanzer has received a new three-year appointment as president of Tabor College following an evaluation conducted under the direction of the Tabor College Board of Directors.
Glanzer became Tabor’s 13th president in 2008 after serving as dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Ore.
Under his leadership, Tabor has set enrollment records for each of the past five years and met the annual Tabor Fund goal of $1 million for two consecutive years.
“The evaluation process has been very encouraging,” said Lyndon Vix, board chairman. “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.”
At the board’s request, Richard Kriegbaum, former president of Fresno Pacific University, and Biff Green, former president of Friends University, facilitated the evaluation.
“We are extremely grateful to Dr. Kriegbaum and Dr. Green for their service to Tabor in this way,” Vix said. “They are both extremely knowledgeable about leadership development and Christian higher education, and their assessment of the data that was collected and accompanying recommendations to the board are invaluable.”
The evaluation process began in 2011 following the passage of a policy about presidential reviews. Prior evaluations had been conducted on an ad hoc basis and, according to Vix, the board felt the process needed to be formalized.
A five-member advisory committee was appointed to assist the two facilitators.
“The board is thankful for the honest and valuable feedback provided by faculty, staff, administrators and alumni as part of the evaluation,” Vix said.
“In addition to providing strong affirmation for Dr. Glanzer’s leadership, the results of the evaluation have highlighted areas in which he and the board can work together to continue to improve Tabor.”
Vix said a task force comprised of board members David Karber, Ted Faszer and Richard Gramza will be using the evaluation results and recommendations to identify performance goals and strategies that the board and Glanzer will implement over the next three years.