Dordt College News

Dordt vice-president hired

February 16, 2005

John Baas has been appointed to the position of Vice-President of College Advancement, effective with the start of the 2005-2006 academic year. Baas will fill the position now occupied by Lyle Gritters, who has announced his intent to retire next fall. Gritters has served Dordt College in a variety of leadership roles for over 36 years. John Baas

Baas is currently the director of major gifts at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where his leadership roles since 1993 also include annual giving and capital campaign management. Baas earned his B.A. in Business and Economics at Calvin in 1982, and an M.B.A. at Grand Valley State University in 1996. He has also served as a development associate for Holland Home in Grand Rapids, MI.

As one of six vice-presidents on the presidentís cabinet, the vice-president for college advancement leads the division charged with maintaining relations with constituency, soliciting financial contributions, communicating the mission of the college and ongoing activities to the general public.

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