Bluffton University Names New President

2/26/18 – 5:14 A.M.

Jane Wood will be the next president of Bluffton University. The school’s board of trustees selected Wood for the position late last week. Wood is currently vice president of academic affairs and dean at Mount Marty College in South Dakota. She’ll take over for Dr. James Harder, who retires in June after 12 years at the head of Bluffton University.

Kent Yoder is the chairman of the Bluffton University board. He says, “Dr. Wood has demonstrated success in achieving enrollment growth at several institutions by leading academic program innovation, strategic planning, alignment and visioning processes that moved those institutions forward, along with proven success in building relationships for public and private partnerships to broaden the school’s reach.”