Bryon Grigsby, Ph.D. Class of 1990, is President of Moravian College and Moravian
Theological Seminary. He was inaugurated President July, 2013. Among the important projects
he has initiated as President are developing the academic programs of the college, upgrading
facilities, enhancing the technological structure of the campus, and creating a new strategic plan
for the college. One of President Grigsby’s first initiatives was to issue Mac laptops and iPads to
incoming students. He has lead important initiatives to advance the qualities of learning,
academic programs, campus communities, and enhanced technology.
Grigsby has become increasingly involved in the community surrounding Moravian College. He
is a board member of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and a member of
the Bethlehem Rotary Club, and Lehigh Valley Partnership. Perhaps a culmination of this focus
on community was Moravian being named a Top Workplace in the Lehigh Valley three years in
a row (2014-16) by The Morning Call. In addition, President Grigsby received the Leadership
Award for large employers.
Grigsby received a B.A. from Moravian College, an M.A. from Wake Forest University, and a
Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in medieval literature, early modern
literature, and the history of medicine. In 2014, he completed Harvard University's New