JobfitMatters Executive Search is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert J. Graham has been named the 4th President of Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Since 2013, Graham has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College, a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college of about 2,300 undergraduate students.
“Dr. Graham leads through listening, caring and connecting. He is enthusiastic about Redeemer’s Reformed identity and the way in which it makes Redeemer distinctive,” says Jason Schouten, chair of Redeemer’s Board of Governors. “The Board is confident that he will build on the strong foundation that is in place for the success of the university’s mission.”
From 2008 to 2013, Graham provided leadership as provost at Waynesburg University, a Christian university in Pennsylvania that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), enrolling approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Known as a gifted strategic thinker, Graham has worked to develop and carry out sustainable and mission-centered strategic plans at Waynesburg University and Grove City College.
JobfitMatters assisted the Redeemer University College Search Committee throughout the process. Board Chair Jason Schouten shared, “Redeemer is excited to be moving forward under Dr. Graham’s leadership to shape the next generation of Christian leaders for the sake of the Gospel.”
Graham, his wife, Cheryl, and their daughter, Corinne, look forward to joining the community in Hamilton. “Christian higher education administration is where I see the best opportunity to use the gifts that God has given me, and I see the work that I do as service and ministry,” Graham reflects.