Dordt College News

Dordt College President will retire from his position in 2012

May 2, 2011

Dordt College President Dr. Carl E. Zylstra announced in a recent Board of Trustees meeting that he will retire from his position following the 2011-12 academic year. Zylstra, who has served as president since 1996, is Dordt College’s third president.

President Zylstra said of his decision, “Even after we leave, our hearts will remain with Dordt College and the extraordinary mission that God has given this place.”

Dordt College Board of Trustees President Randy Kroll shared the board’s appreciation for the work that Zylstra has done. “We are very appreciative of Dr. Zylstra’s leadership over the last 15 years, and we praise God for the blessings that Dordt has received through him. I look forward to seeing what God puts before him in the future.”

Before his appointment at Dordt College, Zylstra served as pastor of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. He has been chair of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Iowa Campus Compact, the Iowa Association of College Presidents, the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Tax Advisory Committee of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He also has served as Secretary of the Iowa College Foundation and as a member of the board of directors of the National Association Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowans for a Better Future, and the Barnabas Foundation.

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