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Leadership & Administration

Together, we’re here to make a better Grinnell.

Our leaders at Grinnell are here for a reason: to make an impact. They care deeply about the world, and believe Grinnellians will go on to shape it for the better. Whether administrative or students themselves, our leaders work alongside all members of the community. In fact, we’ve earned a reputation for open, transparent, respectful discussions about campus issues. Meaning: position doesn’t take precedence. Students have a say and responsibility in creating the environment they learn best in. Our offices and administration honor the traditions of the past and are responsive to the needs of both current and future students. Essentially, everyone has a role in making Grinnell what it is today, and what it will be tomorrow.
 

  • President Raynard S. Kington

    Our College President

    Since 2010, he’s grown the Grinnellian name.

    Before coming to Grinnell, Dr. Raynard S. Kington served in a range of positions at the National Institutes of Health, including principal deputy director and acting director. Both personally and professionally, he carries a strong commitment to social responsibility, including access to education and immigration reform. Find out more about one of the College’s most transformative presidents.  

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    Our Board of Trustees

    Every college has one.

    Officially, the board exists to ensure the “great and lasting good” of Grinnell College. And together, the trustees have helped shape Grinnell as an institution that combines academic quality with a service mission. In part, that’s because of the perspectives, expertise, and contributions that they each bring to the table.

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    Committees

    We’ve got a crew for that.

    Students and faculty work together to ensure that the many elements of the Grinnell experience meet the highest standards and align with our mission as an institution.

     

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    Student Government

    A Grinnellian-governed world.

    Senators. Treasurers. Ambassadors. Many Grinnellians go on to notable leadership roles in communities and industries all over the globe. And many of them get their start by representing Grinnell’s student body in similar roles here on campus.

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    Offices and Services

    Keeping our campus running like a welcoming, world-changing machine. 

    With so many curious minds in our community, we’re used to inquiries of all kinds. That’s exactly why we have a great complement of specialized offices and services, each fully staffed with knowledgeable experts who can help with anything you need.

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