Message from the President

Welcome to Tabor College!

This is a wonderful place and I am honored to serve this college, its students and alumni.

Here at Tabor we strive to prepare people for a life of learning, work, and service for Christ and His kingdom. This mission is accomplished by giving students a decidedly Christian education.  It is what sets us apart and fosters the growth and strength we cherish here at Tabor College.

Tabor’s strong academic tradition is constantly reflected through our graduates as they serve all over the world in positions of influence and high capacity. The academic rigor of the classroom challenges students and prepares them for more than a job, but for a vocation with a mission to serve. They share Christ’s servant heart as their work is infused with the values of the eternal to make the world a better place.

Athletics and arts enhance students’ education and create additional opportunities for them to engage in campus life.  The Joel H. Wiens Stadium, the new Harms Residential Hall and future Shari Flaming Center for the Arts are all examples of how we constantly strive to provide the best equipment and facilities for our students to learn and thrive.

I am continually humbled by the successes of our students and alumni and it brings me joy to continue the mission of Tabor College into the future.

With joy,

President Jules Glanzer

Inauguration of Dr. Jules Glanzer 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is charged by the owners of Tabor College – the churches of the Central, Southern, Latin American and North Carolina district conferences of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches – to assure that the mission of the college is being fulfilled, to establish policies which will guide the faculty and staff in providing programs and services, to appoint a chief executive (president) to implement their policies and manage programs and to monitor the effectiveness of all programs and services.

In carrying out these responsibilities, the Board of Directors meets at least three times per year. They work in committees to monitor the affairs of the college, receive reports from the president regarding the operations of the college and evaluate the performance of the president. These meetings assure that the mission of Tabor College is being fulfilled and the policies are being properly administered.

The Board of Directors members include:

  • Lyndon Vix – Chair
  • Diana Raugust – Vice Chair
  • Theodore Faszer – Secretary
  • Brent Kroeker – Treasurer
  • Darrell Driggers – Executive At Large
  • Craig Ratzlaff – Executive At Large
  • Loren Balzer – Executive At Large
  • Jose Cabrera
  • Roger Ediger
  • Rick Eshbaugh
  • Del Gray – Faculty Rep.
  • Jeral Gross
  • Brandon Johnson – Student Rep.
  • Loretta Jost
  • Mark Jost
  • David Karber
  • Mike Kleiber
  • Jerry Kliewer
  • Elaine Kroeker
  • Bill Loewen
  • Nate Loewen
  • Dean Nachtigall
  • Dennis Penner
  • Elaine Setzer-Maxwell
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Wilbur Unrau
  • Richard Unruh

Board Emeritus Members:

  • Harold Franz
  • Monroe Funk
  • Richard Gramza
  • Dr. Wilmer Harms
  • Lee Jost
  • Dr. Vernon Kliewer
  • Bryan Kroeker
  • Joyce Loewen
  • Rolando Mireles
  • Paul Penner
  • Marvin Reimer
  • Nick Rempel
  • Virgil Thiessen
  • David Wiebe