Tyndale University College & Seminary Establishes The Van Norman Chair of Business

Friday, May 6, 2011

Toronto - Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to announce the establishment of the Van Norman Chair of Business, made possible through an endowment by Ian and Alice Van Norman. The Van Normans, long-time friends of Tyndale, are distinguished by their Christian faith and entrepreneurial skill. Their positive influence has been felt within the Canadian business community and international development projects, especially in Haiti, where they have invested much of their time and talents. The Chair will foster within Tyndale’s Business programs teaching and academic research that is rooted in a Christian worldview.

The Van Norman Chair of Business will enable Tyndale University College & Seminary to develop further its BA programs in Business, including a concentration in Business and International Development. The holder of the Chair will, in addition to teaching and research responsibilities, seek to foster relationships between Tyndale and the wider business community, and to mentor students as they prepare for vocations in business and management.

Dr. Gary V. Nelson, President of Tyndale, looks forward to the advancement this Chair will bring to Tyndale’s Business programs. “Our desire is to produce Business graduates known for leadership grounded in a Christian worldview, ready for the challenges of start up and established companies. This endowed Chair is an investment which will help us to effectively prepare graduates for outstanding leadership and positive influence in business, non-governmental organizations and entrepreneurial projects.”



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