Buena Vista University Trustees Hire New President

Mon 2-20-2017

(Storm Lake)-- Buena Vista University in Storm Lake has a new President.

It was announced today (Mon.) the college's board of trustees has named Dr. Joshua D. Merchant to the position.

He will succeed Frederick V. Moore, who is stepping down after 22 years at the helm.

Merchant is Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement at the University of North Florida and is Executive Director and CEO for the UNF Foundation, Inc. He has worked in education 19 years and has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising, external engagement, marketing and enrollment management.

A 12-member presidential search committee was involved in the process of finding a new President at BVU. A list of 40 candidates was narrowed down to three finalists.

Merchant becomes the 18th president at Buena Vista University.