Bethany College Appoints New President

Hepburn, SK - March 24, 2010 - It is with great pleasure that Bethany College of Hepburn Saskatchewan announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Howard (Howie) Wall as Bethany College's 14th President, effective July 2010.

Mr. Wall (B.A., M.B.A.) has enjoyed a significant career in management and leadership within higher education. Currently, Mr. Wall serves as the Director of Operations and Maintenance at the University of Saskatchewan. His 29 years at the University of Saskatchewan are testimony to his love for young adults and commitment to delivering quality education. In addition, Mr. Wall loves the Lord and is a devoted servant of the church, having served on the leadership council of Forest Grove Community Church for many years, including seven years as Moderator. Mr. Wall has also been actively involved in the life of Bethany College by serving on its Board of Directors for ten years. As a Bethany Board member, he has been involved during the last two years in the development of the College's Strategic Plan. He is excited to see how God will continue to lead the College.

Our Board of Directors is delighted that Mr. Wall has accepted the appointment as the College President. Don Wiens, Chair of the Board of Directors says: "Mr. Wall has extensive experience within higher education and has been deeply involved within the Bethany College family, his local church, and the Saskatchewan MB Conference. We appreciate God's leading in his life and count it a privilege that we can continue to work with him in his role as President at Bethany College."

Mr. Howie Wall and his wife Judy reside in Saskatoon. They have been married for more than 30 years and have been blessed with two children.

Bethany College, in Hepburn, SK, was founded by Mennonite Brethren churches in 1927 with a vision to impart Biblical knowledge and to train people to better serve the church. After 83 years Bethany continues to follow the Lord's mandate to disciple students, challenging them to live transformed lives in the community and in the world.

The Board of Directors wishes to sincerely thank the College's constituency churches, alumni, donors and friends for the countless prayers and expressions of support that have been offered for Bethany during this year of transition. This appointment is made with full confidence that the Lord will continue to bless Bethany with faithful and diligent leadership under President Wall, and that God will continue to use Bethany College to "nurture disciples and train leaders to serve."

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