Letter from Mr. Bauhard

The decisions we make seem to become more important and impactful on our life once we complete high school education. Recent graduates from high school as well as adult learners who decide to pursue higher education are faced with innumerable choices of colleges and universities. Many colleges and universities aggressively market their programs, campus life and learning opportunities in recruiting students. The competition can be intense. Questions that you must answer include: what college or university will best help me reach my life goals; how will I pay for my college education; what major should I pursue; and what institution will help me not only get an education but provide leadership growth opportunities and activities that will shape me into the type of person I want to become in my home and community. All those questions can be overwhelming.

You may believe that the most important answer to those questions is choosing a college that will prepare you for a vocation. That may be a good reason for your choice but, in reality, a college that prepares you for life will ultimately be as important, or more so, than your choice based on vocation. For that reason, I encourage you to consider Grace University and its mission: Grace University exists to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically-integrated education and through life change in a personal, discipling environment, all for the Glory of God. Let me discuss further the various components of the university’s mission.

  • Grace University develops servant leaders. We firmly believe that servant leaders are the most effective leaders for the complexities and challenges we face in our homes, organizations and communities. Servant leaders lead by following and modeling Jesus as he served others. Servant leaders are considerate and care for those they are leading just as Jesus cared for those He guided.
  • Grace University offers a curriculum of many majors all of which are biblically-integrated. Our faculty is committed to integrating God’s Word with all the disciplines of knowledge and learning. Faculty members are committed to imparting God’s Word to enhance and build a fully integrated Christian world and life view. You will learn how to think critically about life’s opportunities and challenges from a biblical foundation.
  • Grace University promotes personal life changes through a discipling environment. Our faculty and staff do not seek to undermine a student’s faith but strive to deepen a student’s faith and walk with God. Our Student Development Office is committed to helping our students grow in their faith through standards on responsibility and accountability while providing mentoring relationships with faculty, SDO staff and other students.
  • Grace University believes that achieving its mission should be done in such a way as to bring Glory to God. Everything we do at Grace is intended to pursue His glory.

In closing, whether you are a recent high-school graduate or an adult seeking to complete your bachelor’s degree or pursue an advanced graduate degree, prayerfully consider Grace University. God has provided this university with a great opportunity to develop servant leaders. May the Lord bless you and guide you in making one of the most important and eternally significant decisions on where to attend college.

President Signature
William L. Bauhard, M.S.
Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 402.449.2817

William L. Bauhard, M.S.

Chief Executive Officer

Mission Statement

Grace University exists to develop servant leaders for the home, the church, and the world through excellence in biblically-integrated education and through life change in a personal, discipling environment, all for the glory of God.


James P. Eckman, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Tom Roche M.B.A.
Executive Vice President
John D. Holmes, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Life
Deb Osmanson
Vice President of Administration
Karl E. Pagenkemper, Th.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Chris Pruitt, M.A.
Vice President of Enrollment Services
C. James Santoro, M.S., M.A.
Director of Adult Degree Completion

Grace University Leaders Available for Guest Speaking

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Board of Trustees

  • Michael Goding, B.A.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Management Consultant
    M.E. Goding Consulting

  • Curt Hofer, B.S.
    Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
    Jasper Stone Partners

  • John Hundahl, B.S.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Hundahl Home Place, Ltd

  • Joel Jensen, M.B.A.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Vice President
    First National Bank of Omaha

  • Grace Longley, B.R.E., B.Comm.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    GML Services, Inc.

  • Monica Morrison, B.S.

    Omaha, Nebraska
    Sunshine Stitches, Retired

  • Thomas Morrison, B.S.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    MSI Systems Integrators, Retired

  • Jerry Peters, M.B.A.

    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.

  • Andrew Sigerson, J.D.
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Estate & Business Planning Attorney
    Legacy Design Strategies, LLC

  • Eric Tompkins, M.M.
    Omaha, Nebraska

  • Doug Troupe, M.B.A.
    (1st Vice Chair)

    Omaha, Nebraska
    Director, Insurance and Risk Management
    Tenaska, Inc.

  • Carlon Tschetter, Th.M.

    Yukon, Oklahoma
    Covenant Community Church