Dr. Jim Eckman has announced his intent to retire as President of Grace University, effective 30 June 2012. The Board of Trustees has formed a search committee, chaired by Trustee Curt Hofer, to find God’s man to replace Dr. Eckman, after what will be 15 years as president. Dr. Eckman is the longest serving president in the history of Grace University. To help the Board during the search process, they have hired a search consultant. The Board has a well-developed timeline of succession and will seek the prayers of Grace University’s stakeholders throughout the process. The Board’s goal is to begin reviewing potential candidates in late 2011 and begin the formal interview process in 2012, with the goal of announcing a new president in March 2012. Please be in prayer about this process, specifically that God will guide and superintend each step, so that His choice for the presidency will become clear. The Board is committed to keeping the friends and constituents of Grace University informed with timely updates during the search process.