WATERLOO—Marcus Shantz has been reappointed as the president of Conrad Grebel University College for a second five-year term. The announcement was made on Dec. 16, 2021, by board chair Paul Fieguth, who said the reappointment was “supported enthusiastically and unanimously by the board. The reappointment committee solicited and received input from a great many people, and there was overwhelming appreciation for Marcus’s leadership. We are looking forward to his continued contributions to the broader Grebel community.” Shantz was praised “as a community builder” and was “commended for overseeing the successful completion of the most recent building campaign.”
“In the next few years, I think we have a real opportunity to connect Grebel to big issues playing out at the university and in the wider world,” said Shantz. “We’re part of a university that is largely focused on advancing technology—and we confront big questions about the impact of technology on the human condition. Seen in this light, Grebel’s offerings in peace, music, history and theology have never been more relevant. I’m looking forward to finding new ways for Grebel to serve our university and community, and in finding partners who are interested in what we have to offer.” Shantz has served Grebel as president since October 2017 and will begin his second term in 2022.
—Conrad Grebel University College
Marcus Shantz has been reappointed as the president of Conrad Grebel University College. (Photo courtesy of Conrad Grebel University College)