Dr. Bultman, who served as the 11th President of Hope College for 14 years from 1999-2013, is stepping out of retirement to serve as HC’s interim superintendent, saying he considers “it an honor and high calling to do so,” grateful even, with his wife, Martie, “for the privilege of working during this next season in the life of the schools we love.”
During his tenure at Hope College, as president, professor and coach, Jim’s two children attended HCS, and he served on the HCS school board. While Hope College president, Jim oversaw a variety of construction projects, renovations and improvements, including the construction of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center and the DeVos Fieldhouse. He and his wife, Martie, were also known and loved for their involvement in Hope College’ students’ everyday lives. Hope’s new student center is named in their honor. Bultman also served as president of Northwestern College in Iowa for 14 years.