President Rebecca Stoltzfus honored by YWCA of Northern Indiana

Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus was one of five college presidents within the community who were honored earlier this month as Women of the Year by YWCA of Northern Indiana.

The other four awardees were Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend/Elkhart; Dr. Susan Elrod, Chancellor of IU-South Bend; Dr. Katie Conboy, President of Saint Mary’s College; and Dr. Barb Bellefeuille, President of Bethel University (Mishawaka).

The YWCA of Northern Indiana chose to recognize President Stoltzfus and the four other honorees’ for not only their role in higher education, but also in helping shape the careers and goals of young women in the community and beyond.

“I was honored to be included in a group of such inspiring women,” said President Stoltzfus. “It’s incredibly unique for a community to have this many higher education institutions let alone the majority being led by women, and I believe it says a lot about the values we have as a community.”

The five women were featured in a special program that aired on WNDU. The special can be viewed online at