Following a seven-month national search, Grace College & Theological Seminary has appointed Dr. Drew Flamm as its seventh president. Flamm, who currently serves as the college’s executive vice president, will transition to his new role in July.
The college’s board of trustees and search committee unanimously approved the appointment.
“We are thrilled to see Dr. Flamm assume this new leadership role at Grace,” said Butch Shook, Grace board member and chair of the search committee. “Throughout his past nine years at Grace, Dr. Flamm has consistently displayed Christ-centered servant leadership. He has a deep love for Grace College & Seminary and unwavering confidence that God will continue using this institution to help students better know Christ and make Him known.”
Flamm’s background includes more than 16 years of higher education experience at several colleges. From 2006 to 2013, he served in a variety of roles in Cedarville University’s advancement office. Later, Flamm was director of development at Manchester University.
“The committee was compelled by how well-versed Dr. Flamm is in many facets of higher education – not to mention, his acute understanding of Grace’s culture and mission,” said Janine Zeltwanger, Grace board member and search committee member. “Under his leadership, the school has set historic records in all areas he oversees, including recruiting the largest incoming class. I believe this is only a sign of the growth and flourishing that will take place during his tenure as president.”
During his time at Grace, the college says Flamm oversee marketing and enrollment efforts that resulted in a 21% increase in undergraduate enrollment. Additionally, Flamm teaches in the college’s Master of Nonprofit Management program.