President Reynders receives the Deming Award from Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
The 2021 W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award was presented to Morningside University President John Reynders in recognition of his vision, leadership, and impact on the university and the Siouxland region.
The Deming Award is the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious honor which annually recognizes one outstanding business executive and exceptional community leader in the tri-state region. Reynders joins an exclusive list of recipients who have been honored for their business leadership, entrepreneurial success, and commitment to Siouxland.
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life serving as president of Morningside these last 22 years,” Reynders said when receiving the award at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. “Siouxland embraced me as one of their own when I arrived two decades ago. Today, this place is home and the people in it are family to my wife Robin and me. Success at Morningside is success for Siouxland, and I feel incredibly proud and fortunate for all that has been achieved working alongside a truly wonderful community during my tenure.”
President Reynders was named the 12th president of Morningside University in 1999, and his tenure is the longest in the history of Morningside. Reynders’ presidency ushered in a new era of success for the college, resulting in stronger enrollment, campus transformation, and a sense of community and pride at Morningside. After delaying his retirement by one year to lead the university through the COVID-19 pandemic, Reynders will retire in June 2022.