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Greg Johns has worked at the university for eight years.
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Greg Johns has worked at the university for eight years.

Evangel VP sets retirement date

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Greg Johns, an eight-year Evangel University employee who last year was promoted to a vice president role, has set his retirement date.

Johns, the university's vice president for student development, is slated to retire May 6, according to a news release.

“Greg’s gentle demeanor and genuine love for students made him an often-sought-after mentor and counselor on campus,” said Michael Kolstad, chief of staff, in the release. “Our EU community is so grateful for the investment he has made, and we wish him the very best in retirement.”

Before his promotion last year, Johns served as the university's campus pastor and director of spiritual life. He previously was a faculty member of Southern Africa School of Theology in Rustenburg, South Africa, according to past reporting.

Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications for Evangel, said a search process is underway and the job has been posted on the university's website. The goal is to have a new vice president of student development by the start of the fall semester, she said.

In retirement, Johns plans to spend more time with family, among other goals.

“I’m looking forward to new life rhythms and reimagining the next season of my life and continued investment in people," he said in the release.

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