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Reaction to the Southern New England Conference Executive Committee’s Action to Withdraw Subsidy to Atlantic Union College

When Atlantic Union College restarted its academic programs in August 2015, some community members and stakeholders raised questions along the following lines:

1. Why would one start a school in today’s competitive higher education industry?

2. Do we need another Seventh-day Adventist college/university in North America?

3. Why should a parent send his/her child to a school without accreditation? Without financial aid?

These questions will be answered in the paragraphs below.

Rationale

Pacific Union College Announces New President Dr. Robert Cushman

ANGWIN, Calif. — Robert A. Cushman Jr. Ph.D., has been selected as the president of Pacific Union College. He will be the 23rd president in the institution’s 135-year history. He comes to PUC from Walla Walla University in Washington State, where he currently serves as vice president for academic administration.

Pacific Union College’s Board of Trustees, advised by a search committee that included trustees, alumni, faculty, and staff, approved the appointment of Cushman at the May 11, 2017 board meeting.

Southern New England Conference Pulls Subsidy from Atlantic Union College (Higher Ed News Shorts)

Southern New England Conference Pulls Subsidy from Atlantic Union College. Southern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists President  David Dennis announced that the conference executive committee voted April 9 to withdraw its m

Recruiting Non-Adventist Students Already the Norm in Adventist Higher Education

Last week I wrote about proposed solutions to the enrollment problem that faces institutions of higher education in the North American Division. Loma Linda University President Richard Hart stated in his April, 2017 newsletter “Being Distinctive or Being Inclusive?” that leaders in North American higher ed are increasingly looking outside the Adventist denomination to recruit students.

Could Looking Beyond Adventist Students Solve Adventist Higher Ed Enrollment Problem?

The thirteen Seventh-day Adventist schools and colleges in North America in aggregate have seen an approximately 2% enrollment drop over the last five years. For Loma Linda University Health President Richard Hart, a possible solution may be found outside of Adventism.

Oakwood President Leslie Pollard Attends White House Listening Session

Oakwood University President Dr. Leslie N. Pollard visited the White House for a meeting with President Trump to discuss the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As Black History Month came to a close, the White House hosted a two-day “Listening Session” on February 27-28 with over 60 presidents and chancellors from HBCUs.

Dwight Nelson on #ItIsTimeAU Video: "They're Right"

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, concurrent sermons on the campus of Andrews University addressed the #ItIsTimeAU video that took the campus and beyond by storm in recent days.

Dr. Dwight K. Nelson, lead pastor at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, scrapped the sermon he had been writing to address white privilege from the pulpit.

#ItIsTimeAU: Listen. Dialogue. Change. Andrews University Responds to Viral Video

During the February 23, 2017, Thursday morning chapel service at Andrews University, administration and student leaders responded to the #ItIsTimeAU video that went viral on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with a video of their own, entitled, “ItIsTimeAU: Listen. Dialogue. Change.”

A Sermon, an Apology, and a Rallying Cry at Andrews University

As part of its Black History Month celebration, Andrews University invited Jaime Kowlessar, senior pastor at Dallas City Temple Adventist Church, to be guest speaker for Black History Weekend (Feb. 9-11, 2017). Kowlessar’s first sermon was during Andrews’ mandatory Thursday chapel on February 9. Shortly after chapel, complaints began to filter in to administration concerning the topic.

Higher Ed Headlines: Burman University Names New President (and More!)

Burman University Names New President.

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