GOSHEN, IND.—Rebecca Stoltzfus was unanimously reappointed to a second five-year term as president of Goshen College beginning July 1, after receiving strong affirmation for her relational gifts, strategic thinking, community-mindedness and communication skills. Stoltzfus, who began her first term as the college’s 18th president in November 2017, was lauded for her many accomplishments during her first term:
- Successfully fundraised for and renovated the Center for Communication Studies in 2020, as well as the Juanita Lark Welcome Center, the Hunsberger Commons and the Leaf Raker Cafe in the Union Building in 2019.
- Had a record fundraising year during the college’s 125th anniversary year, with US$2.3 million raised for the unrestricted Goshen College Fund.
- Added new undergraduate academic programs of study, including a public health major and a criminal justice & restorative justice major.
- Started a presidential blog where she writes regular reflections and has gained thousands of readers.
A 1983 Goshen College graduate, Stoltzfus received master’s and doctoral degrees in human nutrition from Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y). She taught human nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, Md.) and then joined the Cornell faculty in 2002 as professor of human nutrition and then vice-provost for undergraduate education, before returning to lead her alma mater.