The new president of Grace College and Seminary is a familiar face to faculty and students. Former provost Dr. William J. Katip assumed the new role, following Dr. Ronald E. Manahan's final day on May 11.
Katip received a B.A. in Bible and Psychology from Grace College, an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.
His professional background includes 39 years of college administration (15 at Grace), teaching and counseling experience, and serving as provost of Grace College since 2007.
As Katip steps into his new role, he is implementing some structural changes to the institution's senior leadership team. Manahan will assume the role of senior advisor to the president during the academic year 2013-2014, taking some time in the fall semester as a sabbatical. Dr. Jeff Gill was named vice president and dean of the Seminary and School of Ministry Studies, and joins the Grace College and Seminary senior leadership team.