Hope College president announces retirement

Hope College President Dr. James Bultman, who has led the college since 1999, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Bultman, 69, announced his intention to retire to the campus community on Monday afternoon. He had informed the college's Board of Trustees during the board's spring meeting held on campus late last week.
May 10, 2011


“I am deeply grateful for a supportive Board of Trustees, a dedicated administrative team, a talented faculty, a resourceful staff and diligent students,” he said Monday. “By God’s grace and goodness, much has been accomplished together.”

Hope Trustees Chairman Joel Bouwens said that a search committee will begin immediately, with a goal of selecting the 12th president of Hope College in time for the 2012-13 school year.


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