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Holland Christian picks new schools chief

HOLLAND — The Holland Christian Board of Trustees has announced that Eric Forseth will take over as the new Head of Schools beginning July 1.
Forseth is the provost of Dort University in Sioux Center, Iowa, a position he started in July 2013. He previously served as superintendent of Nampa Christian Schools in Idaho and has more than 30 years of experience in PreK-12 and post-secondary education. Holland News
“Our family is excited to lead with and alongside a talented leadership team and such dedicated faculty and staff,” Forseth said via a press release. “I see Holland Christian Schools as one of the top Christian school systems in the whole country.
“We are personally looking forward to embracing the Holland community and are excited to be leading this organization in promising times of shaping future leaders to transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

Christian picks new schools chief

Forseth has a bachelor’s from Northwest Nazarene University, a master’s from the University of Arizona and a doctorate from Ohio State University. Holland Business News
Holland Christian was impressed with Forseth’s experience in K-12 and higher education and his experience as a “leader of leaders.”
“With much deliberation and prayer, the Holland Christian Board of Trustees is unanimous in our certainty that God provided Eric Forseth with the experiences, talents and leadership abilities to ensure we stay true to our mission in partnership with our families and churches,” said Jeff Pett, president of the school’s board of trustees. “We are blessed to find a candidate who we are confident will capably lead our school’s the mission of “equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ.” Holland Political News
“He understands, supports and can readily articulate the school’s educational philosophy for Reformed education,” search committee chair Stacy Jackson added. “The school is confident he will be a faithful steward of our budget, endowment and campus resources.”
Former Hope College President Jim Bultman has been serving as interim superintendent of Holland Christian since at least January 2019.
Pett thanked Bultman in a post on the district website, saying ”(Bultman’s) leadership has been outstanding and has helped prepare our school for moving forward with a new Head of Schools.”
Bultman stepped into the role to replace former superintendent Dan Meester, who resigned Nov. 19, 2018. Meester’s resignation came seven months after being named in a federal lawsuit by a former student who said the school violated her Title IX rights. That lawsuit was settled in May 2019. Holland Press Release Distribution Services

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