D. Merrill Ewert has joined Fresno Pacific University as president. Ewert comes to FPU from Cornell University, where he served as professor, director and associate dean of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Another connection between Fresno Pacific University and Mountain Lake has just been brought to our attention: Berhard J. Braun, president of FPU from 1955-60 when it was called Pacific Bible Institute, was pastor at Carson MB Church, Delft, Minn., from 1939-45.
The link between Mountain Lake and Fresno Pacific University continues to strengthen with the appointment of D. Merrill Ewert as the university’s next president.
When he becomes FPU’s 10th president in July of 2002, Ewert will join fellow natives Arthur Wiebe, president emeritus, and Jonathan Dick, chemistry faculty. Ewert’s family operates a farm near Mountain Lake, and he remains involved in the enterprise.