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Asia-Pacific International University Appoints New President


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.

Dr. Danny previously served as the Education Director of the Southeast Asia Union Mission (SAUM) in Singapore, the parent administrative body for the University. Before that, he was the Associate Director of Education for the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) in the Philippines. Also, prior to that, Dr. Danny was Dean for the Faculty of Business at Asia-Pacific International University. Dr. Danny also has four years of experience as a Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Danny has the strong leadership skills and the background in higher Adventist education necessary to manage a large institution such as Asia-Pacific.

A common theme running throughout Dr. Danny’s previous roles is his commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist principles of holistic education. Adventist education aims for an integration of faith and learning — ministering to students’ minds, bodies and spirits. As the main international university of the SDA Church in this region, Asia-Pacific International University looks forward to developing under Dr. Danny’s leadership.

Dr. Danny shared with the faculty and staff that, “As we move deeper into days and months ahead of us, it is my prayer that God will sustain you with good health, emotional strength, and divine wisdom. May we all work as a team in preparing the students that God has entrusted to us to be successful in this world and in the world to come.”

Asia-Pacific International University is a private international Seventh-day Adventist university located in Thailand. Its main campus is in the rural town of Muak Lek, Saraburi Province and the nursing school is located on the grounds of Bangkok Adventist Hospital in downtown Bangkok. Asia-Pacific is the only tertiary education institution serving the Southeast Asia Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. Asia-Pacific International University is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.

Diana Riesenberger is director of Public Relations at Asia-Pacific International University.

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