Tabor names Ressler as acting President

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A campus transition team led by Acting President Lawrence Ressler, vice president of academic affairs and student development, will spend the next few weeks preparing the way for new Tabor College President Jules Glanzer before he takes office Feb. 1.

Glanzer?s official inauguration on May 9 will highlight a weekend of activities kicking off the college?s centennial celebration. Glanzer, 55, replaces Larry Nickel who retired Dec. 31 after nine years in the position.

Glanzer and wife Peg will move to Hillsboro in late January. In the meantime, the executive committee of the board of directors has appointed Ressler as acting president.

In that capacity, Ressler will be authorized to act as president with the full authority of that office, although he will be in close contact with Glanzer. All matters requiring the input or decision of the president that arise during January will be referred to Ressler.

?We are eager to have Dr. Glanzer join us,? Ressler said. ?I will be appointing a transition team to make the transition a smooth and positive experience for everyone. I also will send out regular updates so that the Tabor community keeps abreast with what is going on.?

Glanzer graduated from Tabor in 1974 with a degree in business administration. He received a master of divinity degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in 1978, and his doctor of ministry in leadership and church management from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2000.

After serving as a pastor in the Mennonite Brethren and Evangelical Covenant denominations for nearly a quarter century, Glanzer became dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary, where he has worked since 2001.

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