The Granger Endowed Professorship In Economics, Management and Accounting
For more than a quarter century, Ron and Donna Granger have seen Hope’s impact, first as parents and then as grandparents. Three of their four children attended Hope, their eldest grandchild graduated in 2007, and three of their grandchildren and a grandnephew are attending Hope currently.
Ron and Donna have been longtime supporters of the annual Hope Fund. They also established the Ronald Keith and Donna Mae Granger Scholarship Fund at Hope in 2004.
The new chair is designated for an outstanding member of the faculty with a spiritually mature Christian faith whose teaching and actions are exemplary, and who makes a positive difference in the lives of Hope students, sharing his or her own Christianity to help them grow in their own faith and the world beyond.
Ron is co-chairman of the board of his family-owned business, Granger III & Associates. Granger is a leader in performing environmental management-related services; specifically in the area of solid-waste collection and disposal, recycling, composting, and landfill gas-to-energy applications.
Ron and Donna are active in their church, Mt. Hope United Methodist in Lansing, as well as their private foundation, which was established with Ron’s two brothers and their wives in 1978.
The first recipient of the Granger Professorship is Dr. Todd Steen, who has taught at Hope since 1988.