The President's Blog


The Power of Together

March 12, 2018

Last Monday night, Graceland exemplified a university working together at its best, and the result was a Heart of America Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament Championship Title.

Marietta Walker dreamed of a college that was open to “all who wished to enter.” From its very beginning in 1985, Graceland has been an inclusive community where all are welcome. With Walker’s hope for a college for all people, Graceland has become a place where diversity is celebrated.

February Travels

February 22, 2018

One of the perks of being president is that I get to visit the Graceland family, and a trip to Arizona in February was a warm change from Iowa's ice. I went to the Arizona alumni gathering in Papago Park in Phoenix and then dropped in on the Community of Christ winter reunion.

Graceland University has always been on the front row of innovation, stepping into new and relevant higher education pathways. I am excited to be able to communicate with the Graceland family and friends in this new format.