Gordon Institute History

Bill Gordon Tim Ziebarth Alan Grossnickle The institute functioned in the exploratory and planning phase under the direction of Professor Bill Gordon, the visionary from its onset. Grace College President, Dr. Ron Manahan, officially announced and names the Institute during Commencement Ceremonies on May 9, 2009 as the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development. At that time, Tim Ziebarth, was named the Institute’s director. Tim served as director until being named Director of Online Education in August 2011 when Alan Grossnickle became the newest Director of the Institute.  The Institute has developed a strategic plan to support Grace College and the School of Business activities through 2015.  There are seven strategic goals consisting of: 1) Organizational Operating Structure, 2) Alumni Engagement, 3) Community Involvement, 4) Grace College Involvement, 5) Income Stream Development, 6) Missions and Kingdom Involvement, and the 7) Orthopaedic Scholars Institute.  This includes building relationships with local and international organizations to create student learning opportunities and practicums, internships, and consultations.


Email Alan Grossnickle or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6091.