Grand View Announces Presidential Search Finalists

February 14, 2022

On Friday, February 11, the Grand View University Board of Trustees approved four finalists for the next president of Grand View University. The nationwide search followed the announcement last fall, that Kent Henning was retiring after serving the University for 22 years.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank the members of our search committee for their time and commitment in evaluating and recommending candidates for Grand View’s next President,” said Chris Littlefield, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The search committee, made up of board, faculty and staff members, completed a thorough and rigorous review of the very strong candidate pool. The Board of Trustees is excited about the quality and experience of the finalists, and we believe that any one of them will be an outstanding next president for Grand View University.”

The finalists will visit the Grand View campus over the next two weeks for a series of meetings with faculty, staff, University leadership, students and the Board of Trustees. The Board expects to announce the selection of the next President in early March.

The final candidates are:

Jody Stanton Fournier, Ph.D., is currently the provost and Vice President of Learning, and tenured psychology professor at Capital University. He has spent the last two decades at Capital, advancing from assistant professor to Dean of Studies and finally to Provost. Prior to Capital he was a lecturer at The Ohio State University.

Elizabeth Frombgen, Ph.D., serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Thiel College. Previously, she served Hastings College as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, professor of political science.

Rachelle Keck, Ph.D., is the president of Briar Cliff College. Prior to her role as president, she served as executive vice president and university counsel. She was previously the Executive Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations at Indian Hills Community College and Director of Planned Giving at the University of Iowa Foundation.

Daniel J. Shipp, Ed.D. serves as the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Associate to the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Success at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Medical Center, including also serving as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Dean of Students.