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The final Graceland Presidential Profile is complete and under the handouts section of this page.  We encourage you to read it – you may learn new things about Graceland! 


We also invite you to engage in the search process.  Having read the profile, do you have a colleague or know someone who would fit that description, or perhaps know someone who might know someone that would be a good fit?  Please share the profile and encourage them to consider applying.  Even beyond that, share it with colleagues and ask them to share it with their friends.  Selecting a new president is one of the most critical decisions a university makes. 


If you have questions, comments or nominations, feel free to send them to our AGB Presidential Search consultants Rick Torgerson ( or Loren Anderson (


Thank you,


Kay Mussell, PhD

Board of Trustees


DATE:  January 17, 2017

TO:       The Graceland University Community

FROM:  Kay Mussell, Chair, Presidential Search Committee

RE:        Presidentia...


DATE:       7 December 2016

TO:           Members of the Campus Community

FROM:       Kay Mussell, Chair, Presidential Search Committee


DATE:     August 10, 2016

TO:         Member of the Graceland University Community

FROM:     Kay Mussell, Chair, Presidential Search Committee

RE:     &n...

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Presidential Search Committee

Kay Mussell, Chair, Presidential Search Committee


Harry Ashenhurst, Chair, Board of Trustees

Sue Bevington, Board of Trustees

Stassi Cramm, Board of Trustees

Tom Hiles, Board of Trustees

Gary Howard, Board of Trustees

Karen Jewell, Board of Trustees

Dennis Shields, Board of Trustees

Isaac Pressnell, Faculty, Lamoni Campus

Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Faculty, Independence Campus

Talia Brown, Staff Representative

Mike Wiley, Alumni Representative 

Sherry Mesle-Morain, Lamoni Community


John Sellars, President, Consultant to Committee

Dave Schaal, Student Groups (coordinated input led by Dave Schaal)

Jodi Seymour, Executive Assistant to the President, Staff for Committee


This page is a public page open to all faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Graceland. The purpose of this page is to keep the Graceland Community updated and informed throughout the search process.  Please check back periodically for updates on the...

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