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Kettering College Board Names New President

Nate Brandstater Succeeds Alex Bryan


Kettering College’s Board of Directors has named Nate Brandstater, Ph.D., as the college’s seventh president, effective February 3, 2014. He replaces Alex Bryan, who will leave Kettering College at the end of the 2013-2014 school year to become senior pastor of the Walla Walla University Church in College Place Washington.

Brandstater comes to Kettering College from La Sierra University in Riverside, California where he served as associate professor of chemistry, and accreditation liaison officer. He also was an adjunct associate professor in the department of radiation medicine at Loma Linda University.

He joined La Sierra University in 2000 as director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and associate professor of chemistry. He held several other positions at La Sierra including; director of computer information services, assistant vice president for academic administration, and associate dean of the college of arts and sciences.

“We are pleased to welcome Nate Brandstater to Kettering College,” says Roy Chew, chair of the Kettering College board of directors and president of Kettering Medical Center. “Under Nate’s leadership, Kettering College will continue to develop outstanding curriculum and programs to help our graduates meet the needs of today's health care environment. Nate understands and embraces the Kettering tradition of innovation. This is the beginning of an exciting era in the history of Kettering College.”

A native of rural Ontario, Canada, Brandstater received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA, and a master’s in financial management from La Sierra University. His wife, Ronda, is a registered nurse who most recently served as director of patient care at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, and interim director of the Loma Linda International Heart Institute.

Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center (KMC), the college is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit.

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