JBU appoints Vice President for University Advancement

Siloam Springs, Ark (December 12, 2001) — Dr. Jim Krall, Associate Vice President for University Advancement at John Brown University, has been appointed to the position of Vice President for University Advancement. University president Lee Balzer says the choice was a natural. "JBU has benefited tremendously from Dr. Krall's gifts and abilities," Balzer said. "As Dr. Krall steps into this critical role at the university, I'm confident that his leadership will help us achieve our goals."

Krall has served at JBU since 1996, joining the staff as Director of Planned Giving. In 1998, he was named Associate Vice President for University Advancement. In 2001, he also assumed leadership responsibilities for JBU's Alumni and Parent Relations and the Fund for Student Financial Support.

During his five-year tenure, Krall played a major role in the success of JBU's three-year $39.7 million comprehensive campaign. Future deferred gifts to the university, such as wills, trusts, and charitable gift annuities, have increased from $7.1 million to $14.5 million under Krall's leadership.

Krall will assume the vice presidency January 1, 2002, when his predecessor, Dr. Alan Cureton, leaves to serve as president of Northwestern College and Radio in St. Paul, Minn. The Office of University Advancement is responsible for JBU's fund-raising, marketing, public relations and alumni/parent relations.

"I believe that JBU is one of the best Christian universities available to students," Krall says. "I look forward to building on the significant efforts of those that came before me. It is a privilege to work at JBU in this capacity. My hope is that we can continue to strengthen the financial assets of JBU and to build strong relationships with alumni, friends, and the community."

Dr. Krall graduated from Taylor University in Indiana with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He received a Master's degree in counseling from Ball State University and earned his Doctorate in Leadership Studies in Education with a higher education concentration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In previous positions, Krall has served as Dean of Students at two universities and Director of Residence Life. The most recent five years of his career before coming to JBU was in business, working in the areas of management, human resources and sales.

Krall and his wife, Pam, have three children and live in Siloam Springs. Jim is active in church and community work. He serves on the boards of the Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital Foundation and of New Life Ranch, a Christian camp in eastern Oklahoma.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,600 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the Council for Independent Colleges.