Corban names president-elect

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


The Board of Trustees of Corban University has named Sheldon Nord, Ph.D. as the tenth president of the University and successor to Dr. Reno Hoff.

Nord will begin service July 1, 2012 as president-elect. He will work closely with the current president for one year before assuming the presidency when Hoff officially retires July 1, 2013. Terms for the succession process were announced Tuesday in a statement released by Board Chairman Tom Carlson.

Nord is a Corban University alumnus (1982). He served as Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Management at Corban, 1990-93 and as a member of the Board of Trustees, 2001-2011. His career includes Advisor to the President at Universitas Pelita Harapan (Indonesia), 1994-95; Assistant Director of Admissions, Indiana University, 1995-96; Dean and Vice President for Student Affairs at Oregon Institute of Technology, 1997-2002; Dean and Vice President for Student Affairs, Weber State University (Utah), 2002-03; Vice President for Student Affairs, Eastern Oregon University, 2003-07; President, Universitas Pelita Harapan (Indonesia), 2007-10; and Vice President for Student Services, North Idaho College, 2010-present.

His education includes a B.S. in Social Science from Corban University; Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University; Ph.D. in Higher Education at Indiana University; and postdoctoral work at Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education.

Sheldon’s family includes his wife, Jamie, and daughter, Hannah, who is a junior at Corban.

  • Dr. Sheldon Nord will assume the role of 
    president-elect on July 1

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