Where We are Financially: Cause for Optimism

This has been a year of ups and downs, as is so often the case at FPU, but increases in enrollment, and therefore income, along with some hopeful trends for the future, give cause for optimism. First, we’ve been blessed with some exceptional news: grad and degree completion are each about $2M ahead of budget! […]

Core Values and Current Business Scandals

We have just finished the fall 2017 MBA course in Business Ethics, “Law, Ethics and Values in a Global Environment.” It is a challenge to complete the course in 8 weeks with depth of consideration of some large topics which require intensive discussion, but we get it done. We focus in three areas: ethical theories […]

The Mouse and the Cell Phone

As a father of a 20-year-old, 18-year-old, and a 16-year-old, I have faced the challenges of the cell phone, and the distractions that it has added to 21st-century family life.  We have had many “dumb” phones and “smart” phones for our teenagers along the way.  They have been used for keeping in touch with our […]

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 […]

Joseph and Yvette Jones

Q & A with President and Mrs. Jones

Joseph Jones, Ph.D. – Fresno Pacific University President Yvette Jones – University Ambassador What drew you to Fresno Pacific? We were drawn to FPU by divine intervention. The hand of God orchestrated and commissioned us to come to FPU. Dr. Joe: Years ago I wrote my personal mission in a journal. It is to “extend […]

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 […]

Restorative Justice: Rightly Remembering

Guest author: Peter Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of peacemaking & conflict studies. For many Americans, September 11 was a defining moment 16 years ago. One of the comic strips in the morning paper directed my attention this way. It read: “Never Forget” and included a shadow outline of the Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Towers. […]

A Covenant Convocation at FPU!

Genesis 17:1-6 1 “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’ 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 ‘As […]

Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Doug Noll

Doug Noll speaks about and teaches people how to solve difficult, intractable and highly emotional problems. He was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to leadership development, problem-solving and peacemaking. He is a senior consultant with Mobius Executive Leadership and maintains a high-level mediation and arbitration practice. For his innovative work, […]