Strategic Priorities II: Living Out the Vision

The FPU Board of Trustee’s approved Vision for the university is “… to be known for its Academic Excellence, Innovative Programming and Spiritual Vitality.” The Fresno Pacific Idea provides the philosophical framework for moving towards this vision. This semester we have coined a phrase that provides direction for its application: Engaging the Cultures and Serving […]

Presidential Priorities: Reframing Our Thinking

Fresno Pacific University has become a regional university of the San Joaquin Valley. The university extends its influence from Bakersfield to Merced through five campuses. It not only provides a Christ-centered education throughout the Central Valley, but serves as a catalyst for change in areas of spiritual development, social and cultural growth, economic development and […]

Coming Together to Honor God in Convocations

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” Dorothy Day “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.” Wendell Berry Four times a year the university has the tradition of coming together—two commencement services […]

God’s University

A little over a year ago, Yvette and I visited several South Korean Christian universities. Our university in Pakistan had developed partnerships with several of these institutions, and my job was to broaden opportunities for collaboration. Handong Global University was particularly impressive. Though all these institutions were Christian, we were stunned by a message that […]

We Came Because

One of the most common questions Yvette and I hear from people who discover we are new to the area: Why did you come to Fresno? We usually tell them we came to serve at FPU. We remind ourselves that we did not come because we were invited, but we came because we were called. […]