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Interim President Carl Balsam

Carl Balsam joined North Park in 1988. As EVP and Chief Financial Officer, he has managed North Park’s annual budget and finances, and has overseen the University’s endowment, continuing its strategic growth to a current value of $75 million. Additionally, he directed architectural planning for significant additions to North Park’s campus, including Anderson Chapel, Brandel Library, Helwig Recreation Center, the Holmgren Athletic Complex, and most recently the Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life.

Balsam has committed three-and-a-half decades of professional life to Christian higher education. Prior to coming to North Park, Carl served for six years at Barrington College, Barrington, R.I. He holds a BS in Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University; Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. Carl also serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant Trust Company.

Spring 2018 is the target date for the identification of a permanent president to succeed Dr. David Parkyn, who retired effective June 30, 2017.

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