Jane Wood to Be the Tenth President of Bluffton University in Ohio

The board of trustees of Bluffton University in Ohio has selected Jane Wood to be the institution’s tenth president. She will take office on July 1.

Bluffton University, in northwestern Ohio, is affiliated with the Mennonite Church. The university enrolls nearly 900 undergraduate students and less than 100 graduate students. Women make up 50 percent of the undergraduate student body, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Wood currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Mount Marty College, a Benedictine liberal arts educational institution in Yankton, South Dakota.

In accepting her new position, D. Wood said, “I will lead with an appreciation for Bluffton’s history and its fine reputation as an institution firmly rooted in the ideals of the liberal arts and sciences and framed by the values of the Mennonite/Anabaptist faith. Bluffton’s compelling mission, distinctive history and traditions offer an opportunity to refine and connect a successful past with an exciting future.”

Dr. Wood is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she majored in English literature. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Kansas.

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