“Lost in Transition”

I spent the last few days in Phoenix with the Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) at our annual meeting. There are two elements that I really enjoy about these meetings. First I get to catch up with friends and colleagues from around the country. It is always […]

Hope for the New Year

This afternoon I will address our incoming class at the opening ceremony of orientation. It also happens to be how I approach education and the scholarly enterprise. Of course, much of it I have learned from my colleagues and mentors over the last 25+ years here at FPU. Here is what I will say to […]

The Story on FPU and Independent Higher Education

You might be interested in what we do to make FPU affordable and to encourage student success—graduation in four years. This is the good news about FPU. Thanks to University Editor, Wayne Steffen, who always helps to make me sound intelligent. Jim Moore, news director KMPH-TV, Channel 26 Dear Jim, The segment “CSU may cut […]

College Fairs Coming Up

This week I told my colleagues in the President’s Cabinet here at FPU that our year in admissions ended last week on Thursday (of the first week of the semester), we took a break on Friday, and headed out on the road on Monday.  That got  a laugh, but it wasn’t quite true enough.  As […]

Going to College–Dance of Joy

Ok this one is just for fun.  My wife, who teaches kindergarten in Clovis, celebrates with her students each week when all of them turn in their homework by doing the “dance of joy.”  For kindergartners it is a big thing.  Because this was the eighth time they had all done this, I was the […]

Rotaract Club

Our semester has started once again.  I took a break from the blog, celebrated the birth of Christ, traveled a bit (maybe more on this later) and helped get the semester started.  Enrollment is good (definitely more on this later), and students and faculty are working away in classes, reading, writing, performing, interning, and all […]

What to do with higher ed…now

Those of us who have spent our lives toiling away in the fields of higher education rarely get asked to contribute to the real world. Too much ivory, and too high in the tower for anyone’s good, I suppose. But when invited to the party, it would be impolite to decline. So here I am ready to make an […]