President John C. Knapp

Dr. John C. Knapp became the 12th president of Hope College on July 1, 2013.

John Knapp

Dr. Knapp came to Hope with leadership experience in higher education and business. His scholarship includes multiple books and articles on leadership ethics, issues in higher education, and the intersection of faith and work.

Prior to assuming the Hope presidency, Dr. Knapp served as the founding director of the Francis Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

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2013 Convocation Address »

Inaugural Address »

"Colleges and universities can make a tremendous difference in the world, but we must do it one student at a time. In Christian higher education, we have the opportunity, mandate and mission to do this very effectively."
-Dr. John C. Knapp