President Prins served Iowa Wesleyan from 1986 to 1999. The Board of Trustees elected, to assume office in June 1986, Dr. Robert J. Prins, Vice President for Development, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois. He was a graduate of Hope College and Held an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the College of Emporia. Following a business career with Michigan Bell Corporation, and C&P Telephone Company, Washington, D.C., he served in a variety of administrative and development positions at Hope College, Park College, and many more. Dr. Prins’ presidency is marked by an increased focus on marketing and building maintenance, as well as the initial recommendation for internship experience across all areas of study.