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Dordt College President Erik Hoekstra will give commencement address

April 30, 2013

Commencement ceremonies for the Dordt College 2012-13 academic year will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Dordt College President Dr. Erik Hoekstra will give the address “Building for the King!”

Dr. Hoekstra began his term as the fourth president of Dordt College at the start of the academic year.

Dr. Hoekstra received his bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Trinity Christian College; his master’s degree in international management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands; and his Ph.D. in organizational learning and human resource development from Iowa State University.

Prior to being appointed as president of Dordt College, Hoekstra was involved in leadership development, executive coaching, organizational consulting, industrial construction, wholesale distribution and retail management, as well as teaching business courses at Dordt College, and, most recently, serving as provost of Dordt College. As a result of these experiences he has co-authored publications on coaching, delegation, servant leadership, and change management.

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