Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil, who has extensive leadership and teaching experience at both Hope College and neighboring Western Theological Seminary, is the interim president of Hope College.

Dennis and Betty VoskuilVoskuil was a member of Hope’s religion faculty from 1977 to 1994, and has been director of the college’s A.C. Van Raalte Institute since 2015. He was president of Western Theological Seminary from 1994 to 2008, and continued to teach as the Marvin and Jerene DeWitt Professor of Church History until 2014, when he became a senior research fellow with the Van Raalte Institute.

During his time on Hope’s faculty, Voskuil chaired the Department of Religion for several years; served two terms as a faculty representative to the college’s Board of Trustees; was on the president’s advisory committee; and chaired the Athletic Committee and was a representative to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). He held the college’s Evert J. and Hattie E. Blekkink Professorship from 1992 to 1994.

“My affection for this community and my devotion to Hope’s unique mission have remained undaunted since I stepped onto the campus as an assistant professor in 1977. My wife, Betty, and I will strive to encourage and support the students, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the Hope community at large.
—Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil