The Avondale College of Higher Education lost first-year student Michael Key Tuesday to a fatal traffic accident. The following was posted by Avondale College public relations officer Brenton Stacey on the college's website:
The Andrews University Board of Trustees has selected Andrea Luxton, currently the university's provost, to succeed outgoing president Niels-Erik Andreasen. With the appointment, Luxton becomes part a growing number of women presidents currently serving in Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education within North America, joining Dr. Avis Hendrickson at Atlantic Union College, Dr. Heather Knight at Pacific Union College, and Dr.
The Andrews University Board of Trustees is holding meeting now through tomorrow, March 1. The main topic on the board's agenda is the election of a new president for the university. The university’s Presidential Search Committee has indicated that it narrowed a list of over 80 down to two candidates.
A vitriolic, racially-charged firestorm on social media erupted during and following the Friday evening vespers program at Southern Adventist University this weekend. The anonymous, racist comments shared on the social media app Yik Yak quickly went viral and prompted a condemnatory response from university administration.
Asia-Pacific International University has appointed a new president, succeeding Dr. Loren Agrey, as announced in the following release:
Asia-Pacific International University is pleased to welcome Dr. Danny Rantung as our new University President. Dr. Danny was officially welcomed and introduced to the student body during chapel on January 13, 2016. His extensive experience in Adventist higher education as well as his work throughout Southeast Asia makes Dr. Danny an excellent fit for Asia-Pacific International University.
Freshman general studies major Nicholas Culver was found unresponsive in Sierra Towers, the men's dormitory on the campus of La Sierra University, on Tuesday, December 8. Paramedics were called, but were unable to revive him. On Tuesday evening, La Sierra University stopped amid finals week to remember Culver in a time of prayer and story sharing.
Dr. Delbert Baker, former president of Oakwood University and General Conference vice president, has accepted a call to serve as the next Vice Chancellor of the Adventist University of Africa. Dr. Baker replaces Brempong Owusu-Antwi, the current Vice Chancellor/President of the Nairobi, Kenya-based institution.