New Year’s always bring changes, and in 1998, Point Loma Nazarene College will find newly elected president, Dr. Bob Brower, sitting at its helm. According to Dr. Clarence Kinzler, the board of trustees’ chairman, the board elected Brower on Oct. 31, but the administrator requested time to consider his decision.
In early November, Brower and his wife visited the campus, where they met with faculty, administrators, staff and students.
“Several key things impressed us,” he explained. “The quality of individuals involved in roles all across the campus and a strong sense of optimism about the future. The support of the board of trustees and of the campus and constituent communities was all very attractive to us. We felt very much at home.”
Brower, 47, left his position as CEO of Nazarene Publishing House to go to PLNC. He had served there since 1995, and at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, since 1989, as the vice president for Institutional Advancement.
Brower holds a Ph.D. in organizational and interpersonal communication, M.A. in communications and a B.A. in speech and English, and will take office on Jan. 1.
“Obviously, the campus setting is unmatched,” he said, “but there is also a deep, underlying quality, a sense of purpose and mission that makes it inviting. My family and I feel a sense of peace and a confidence that God has made His will known to us.”