Dale D. Kuiper has been appointed to the post of Vice President for Enrollment Management at Kuyper College. Under his leadership, Kuiper will direct the student recruitment marketing, admissions, retention and financial aid programs of the College. “We’re delighted to have someone of the caliber of Dale to lead Kuyper’s enrollment efforts,” said Nick Kroeze, president of the College. “We launched an extensive search to ensure the individual we selected would bring not only experience, knowledge and skill to the job, but a heart for and philosophy of education that matched ours. Dale is that person.”
Commenting on the College, Kuiper said, “I have been here a little over one month, but I have already grown to love this place for the way that it touches the lives of our students and prepares them for lives of service in God’s kingdom. It is truly a privilege to be here. The Kuyper community has embraced and welcomed me so generously, and I am eager to help extend that hospitality to others as they consider joining us at Kuyper.” Kuiper also spoke about the enrollment program. “Leading our enrollment efforts is an important challenge,” he said. “We have a great enrollment staff, and the support and partnership of our faculty, staff and students is wonderful. Kuyper has a unique and compelling mission and we are eager to tell that story!”
Prior to coming to Kuyper, and for the past 30 years, Kuiper served in various positions at Calvin College—most recently as chief admissions officer/director of enrollment policy and planning, where he oversaw enrollment research and enrollment operations. Prior to that, he served as the director of admissions and financial aid.
Kuiper has served as President and Treasurer of North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). He also served on the Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Christian Schools and Millbrook Christian School, and as Chairperson of the Michigan ACT Executive Council.
Kuiper holds a Masters in Management from Aquinas College, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University.
Kuiper and his wife Esther, an Administrator with the Grand Rapids Public School system, are avid campers—they originally met at Camp Rogers where together with their son and daughter—now adults, spent years serving as volunteers. Today, they continue to be strong supporters of Christian camps, where they serve on several advisory committees. The Kuipers make their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.