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President's Blog

President Patricia H. Draves’ statement on recent and upcoming Supreme Court decisions

Court Decisions and Federal Legislation

June 26, 2022

Dear students, As I am sure many of you know, last week, the United States Supreme Court released a flurry of decisions at the end of its session, most significantly, to overturn the landmark ruling on Roe v. Wade and...

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Thank YOU for Making G4G Day of Giving a Success

March 28, 2022

#Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving is one of my favorite days of the year. Not only do we raise money for the Graceland Fund, which directly impacts students through three areas of focus – scholarships and student support, leadership and learning, innovation...

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Message to Students on Ukraine

February 28, 2022

The following message was sent to our students via email: Dear students, The news we have seen coming out of Ukraine is unsettling. As a university, we hold as one of our core values the wholeness of our students and...

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Homecoming is ON

September 23, 2021

Graceland sons and daughters all… With less than a month to go, we have decided to move forward with a modified IN PERSON Homecoming this year! We know that you are all anxious to gather together again in Lamoni and...

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The World Needs More Graceland Graduates

August 31, 2021

Over the years, Graceland has always prided itself on being able to change with a changing world. That was true early in the twentieth century, when Graceland transformed from a two-year college to a four-year college. It was true yet...

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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. The night was electric with standing room only in our athletic facility and a feeling...

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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...

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Welcome to the President’s Blog

February 12, 2018

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. I want to...

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John Sellars: The Last Interview

May 26, 2017

John Sellars, Graceland University President 2007-17: interview by Keondrea Richards ‘17 Richards: So, we’re gonna kinda lighten up the mood and start off with some fun. Sellars: Yeah, this is kind of like the three Christmas ghosts… and the one that...

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