Grove City College Center for Vision & Values Names New Executive Director

A new executive director will bring his experience and knowledge in the application of Christian values within political science to lead the Grove City College’s Center for Vision & Values in its first full academic year.

Dr. Paul Kengor, an associate professor of political science at Grove City College, will serve as the GCC Center’s new executive director. Kengor joins Lee S. Wishing, III, the administrative director at The Center.

The Center for Vision & Values was established in 2004 by the Grove City College “to encourage and to support Grove City College faculty and kindred scholars in faith and freedom scholarship” and “to educate the world about the transforming power of Christian faith and individual freedom.”

Central to the mission of The Center is “research conducted from the perspectives of Christian faith and freedom.” Topics of research include economic theory and policy, educational policy, faith and politics, terrorism, media, medical ethics, and science and faith. The Center utilizes current technology to help distribute information to a wide audience.

As executive director, Kengor will lead the Center in its mission with his own experience in politics and faith. Kengor is an experienced public speaker and writer, and consistently contributes to major news sources. He is the author of four books, the latest titled, “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan’s Effort to End the Soviet Union.”

Grove City College President Dick Jewell applauded the appointment of Kengor, saying, “At just 38 years old, Kengor has a remarkable and important history of scholarship.”

“We are fortunate to have Paul in the classroom and at the same time providing leadership for The Center for Vision & Values.”

Founded in 1876, Grove City College is a private Christian college dedicated to fostering “intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social development consistent with a commitment to Christian truth, morals, and freedom.” The College was ranked the No. 1 Best Value and No. 3 overall Best College in America by the U.S. News & World Report’s 2006 guide.