We wish Jules Glanzer nothing but success as he begins serving as Tabor College president. He has big shoes to fill with the retirement of Larry Nikkel. But the two men share important attributes that bode well for the health of the college: a genuine caring spirit for the people they seek to lead, strengths in organizational leadership, and a personal respect for and devotion to the institution itself.
While Nikkel strengthened the college’s organizational structure and enhanced its contemporary standing with numerous improvements in facilities, programs and financial support, Glanzer’s challenge is to the lead the college into an ever-evolving future. Preparing students for a world that is increasingly moving toward globalization and technological sophistication is high on his to-do list. Given his past experiences, Glanzer appears well prepared for the challenge.
The baton has been passed. Lead on. —DR