Fresno Pacific University has a new leader for the first time in a decade.
Dr. Pete Menjares officially became the university's new president on Saturday at an event in Omaha. He replaces the retiring Dr. Merrill Ewert, who led the college for the past 10 years. He is the 11th president at the private, Mennonite affiliated Fresno based university since 1944.
Menjares was hired earlier this year, and has spent the past two months in Fresno working with Ewert on the school's leadership transition.
For the last 18 years, Menjares has been a teacher and administrator at Biola University, most recently serving as a vice provost. He says his top priority is developing a new strategic plan for the college.