I am pleased to welcome you to the University which I unequivocally believe in, and which so many of us call home.
BVU’s ability to preserve, as well as enhance, its traditions by articulating a riveting vision for the future is shared by faculty, staff, students, and leadership, which is why I am so proud to work here. With the support of my colleagues and the Board of Trustees, I feel that we can horizontally create and implement a comprehensive plan for BVU’s future that engages the broader campus community and energizes external audiences. Together we can set outcome benchmarks to navigate our future and gauge our success.
My ultimate aim is to be an engaged and active president, so if you haven’t already, I encourage you to visit Storm Lake and the campus where so many inspirational things happen. I would love to meet you!
Joshua D. Merchant, Ph.D.
President, Buena Vista University
Purpose & Relevance Reimagined
Buena Vista University officially inaugurated President Merchant on May 4 and 5, 2018. The events were a celebration of the President’s eminent purpose and his outlook on the novel relevance of the University.Inauguration Photos and Memories
In the News
May 17: Johnson is an accomplished advancement professional with more than 24 years of higher education experience in fundraising, marketing, and alumni relations.
May 5: Community members, delegates representing institutions from across Iowa and the U.S., as well as BVU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, gathered to support Dr. Joshua D. Merchant in his new leadership role.