As I began to explore the history and ethos of the University of Northwestern, everything that I read resonated with my personal commitment and calling to develop Christian leaders.
“As I began to explore the history and ethos of the University of Northwestern, everything that I read resonated with my personal commitment and calling to develop Christian leaders,” Hoornbeek said. He continued, “Throughout my interactions with the university’s faculty, staff, students, and board members, those words have come to life. Over its 120-year history, Northwestern has remained true to its mission, unwavering in its commitment to Christ-centered academic excellence and to equipping the next generation of God-honoring leaders for our homes, churches, communities, and the world in the classroom and over the airwaves. I humbly step into this role on the shoulders of the great and faithful leaders who have gone before, and I look forward to doing so with the leading of the Holy Spirit.”
“Dr. Corbin Hoornbeek enthusiastically believes that the Bible is God’s inerrant and authoritative Word; he embraces the Great Commission as his personal mandate for life,” said Dr. George Kenworthy, chair of the Northwestern board of trustees. He continued, “I believe that Dr. Hoornbeek is an extremely personable and gifted leader who will evaluate every decision he makes based on the mission statements of our university and media ministry. I look forward to working alongside him as he assumes the role of president.”