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The Board of Trustees of North Park University has announced the formation of a broadly constituted committee that is charged with recommending to the board a successor to Dr. David L. Parkyn, who will retire as the university’s president on June 30, 2017.

As stated in the bylaws of the university, “the President of the University shall be the chief executive officer of the University, recommended by the Trustees, approved by the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Board and called by the Annual Meeting of the ECC for an indefinite term.” Each year the Annual Meeting convenes in June, with 2018 the aim for filling this position.

“Possibly the most important job in which the North Park University Board of Trustees engages is recommending a president,” said Dr. Kristine Strand of Boston, Massachusetts, chair of the Board of Trustees.  “We invite all who value North Park and its role in Christian higher education to join us in prayer for this process.”