2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer has been selected as the next President of Calvin University, a private evangelical university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university is his alma mater and he has close ties to the university. Wiebe graduated in 1997 as a second-generation Calvin student and is married to Joanna Bachew, who graduated from Calvin in 2003. Founded in 1876, Calvin University is an educational institution based on the Calvinist tradition, and named after John Calvin, the 16th-century Protestant Reformer.
Born and raised in Jos, Nigeria to Dutch missionary parents, Wiebe earned his Ph.D. in African History from Yale University.
Prior to his new position at Calvin, Wiebe was CEO of All On, an off-grid energy impact investment fund for Nigeria seeded by Shell. With his expertise in the energy sector, Wiebe has also served on the UN Technical Working Group 5: Finance and Investment Board.
You can read the announcement of his selection at the Calvin University website.