Dr. Manahan - Senior Advisor

A Letter From Former President and Senior Advisor to the President

Welcome to Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary!

Grace is a very special place. Having served in different capacities throughout the past 35 years, I have seen Grace College & Seminary develop into the excellent institution it is today. 

Humbled by the opportunity to serve Grace College & Seminary for many years, my 20th commencement, May 11, 2013, was my final day as president of Grace College & Seminary. Grace Provost, Dr. William Katip, graciously accepted the Board’s offer to serve as president beginning May 12, 2013. Dr. Katip is deeply committed to the mission of Grace and to its faculty and students. He will be an excellent leader, and I am enthusiastic about all God will do through his presidency at Grace.

Dr. Katip has invited me to serve as senior advisor to the president beginning on May 12, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year. I have gladly accepted and am honored to assist in the transition.

I have served Grace College & Seminary with a commitment to its mission: applying biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. I am convinced that Grace College & Seminary will remain focused on its mission and its students as it begins this new chapter and will continue to flourish as God directs its steps.

In His Grace,
Ronald E. Manahan, Th.D., senior advisor to the president



On November 18, Grace College and Seminary faculty and staff gathered for the presentation of an art piece to honor Ron and Barbara Manahan.

Reflective of the Frank Lloyd Wright style, the 10-foot by 4-foot acrylic mosaic was designed by Grace College graduate Christi Ziebarth and is comprised of 50 individually handcrafted pieces signed with well-wishes from students, faculty, staff and community members. Entitled “A Leader’s Legacy” to commemorate Manahan’s service to the institution and the community, the piece was hung in the newly renamed Ronald E. and Barbara J. Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

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