The Board of Trustees of Nazarene Bible College unanimously reelected Harold Graves Jr. for a four-year term as its president during its annual meeting 26-27 September. Graves has been president of NBC since 1 July 2006. This will be his fourth term as the fifth president of the college, the longest-serving president in the school’s history.
Prior to being elected president, Graves served as a member of the NBC Board of Trustees for 13 years and is now entering into his 13th year as president. His new term will run through the year 2022.
Graves continues his presidency at a key time in Nazarene Bible College’s history. Having navigated through a transition from being primarily a campus-based college to an online-based institution and having moved the administrative offices to Lenexa, Kansas, this past year has shown that these were sound decisions both financially and strategically.
He expressed his confidence in the place Nazarene Bible College has in the denomination to fulfill its mission to prepare adults for ministry. Graves shared that in these 25 years as NBC president and board member, the college’s current five-year strategic plan looking forward has never looked better.
“With God’s leading and strength, President Graves has done an outstanding job of confronting the reality of the external environment,” said Roy Rogers, chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
Graves responded to his reelection.
“I am both humbled and honored, and I look forward to serving the mission of Nazarene Bible College with purpose and passion,” Graves said.