President's Blog

Offering my thanks to all the members of our Graceland community

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A Message of Gratitude

November 22, 2023

In this season of gratitude and reflection, I want to take a moment to express my deepest thanks to all Gracelanders, far and wide. Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate the warmth of our community and the blessings that surround...

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Transforming Tuition to Transform Lives

September 19, 2023

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you about your home on “the Hill.” Today, I announced a significant transformation to the way Graceland approaches tuition and financial aid. Beginning in the 2024-25 academic year, Graceland’s published tuition...

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Statement on the Wildfires in Maui

August 14, 2023

Like many of you, I have watched as devastating images of the destruction on the island of Maui have been shared this week. Graceland has a long-standing cherished connection with Hawaii through generations of alumni and friends dating back to...

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The Women of Graceland

March 8, 2023

As we celebrate Women's History Month, I am honored to reflect on the many remarkable women who have helped shape Graceland University over the years. From Marietta Walker to Cleo Hanthorne Moon, the contributions of these extraordinary women have left...

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Happy Holidays

December 25, 2022

The following is a message I sent to students earlier this week. I hope your holidays are merry and bright. Dear students, As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very happy...

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Giving Thanks

November 21, 2022

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This term at Graceland has flown by, and we’ve had an extremely exciting fall so far. As some students return home (and others stay on campus), I always...

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Homecoming was BOLD and BRIGHT

October 8, 2022

“You guided me all day long, Let all the strains of joy now mingle in my song, The joy that flows, the joy that sweeps, The joy that sits still and knows not any word...” – “You Guided Me” by...

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Better Together

July 23, 2022

Saturday, July 23, wrapped Community of Christ’s SPECTACULAR, a youth camp that Graceland hosts on our Lamoni campus. After a two-year hiatus, it was so wonderful to welcome these teenagers back to our campus for a week of sports, classes,...

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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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