President Dr Nord By Joel Grimes

President Sheldon C. Nord first came to Corban as a student in 1978. Since then, he has held multiple leadership roles at academic institutions, from Vice President for Student Services at North Idaho College to President of Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia. 

Dr. Nord is originally from Minnesota, “where the north wind is cold, the summers are humid, and the mosquitos are predatory.” In his free time, Dr. Nord enjoys reading, attending student events, working, and golfing. He also loves spending time with family and friends, especially planning vacations with his wife Jamie, and Erik & Hannah Mendoza (daughter and son-in-law). 

When asked to name his favorite accomplishments, he will tell you: Marrying Jamie, earning his Ph.D., and investing in the lives of students. 

Dr. Nord continues to invest in Corban University because it offers a holistic Christ-centered education. “It’s the only place I’ve worked where students are challenged in their faith and prepared to be salt and light in the marketplace.” 

  • B.S. Corban University 
  • Ed.M. Oregon State University 
  • Ph.D. Indiana University