Music Lessons with a Socially Conscious Beat

A cursory glance at the business section of The New York Times would tell you that our economy is doing quite well, and Americans are enjoying a level of economic prosperity we have not seen in a long time. Yet this economic growth has not benefited everyone. For me, this reality is no more apparent […]

Thriving Without Striving

 “You’re like a knife when you enter the room,” said my acting professor after my first grad school audition. “The way you dress, the way you present your audition material—it’s a perfectly wrapped package. There’s a completeness and slickness to your work that makes you untouchable. Where is the human part of you?” “What’s he […]

Serving the Central Valley in Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced and Fresno

Engaging the cultures and serving the cities is the very essence of the Fresno Pacific Idea and the purpose of the regional campuses. Let me share how all the regional campuses are accomplishing this goal and preparing our graduates to lead and serve in the church and society. With a combined enrollment of 2,500-plus students […]

Roadmaps or Detours?

The corpus of our hope at Fresno Pacific University is found in the Fresno Pacific Idea, which “reflects the university’s interpretation of what it means to be a community of learners committed to a distinctive vision of Christian higher education.” In several weeks this community will convene conversations concerning the strategic direction of the university […]

The Role of a Business School

I have been asked a few times, “What is the role of a business school at a traditionally liberal arts university?” To those in the School of Business at Fresno Pacific University, the answer is clear, yet consists of several connected parts. In the School of Business, we educate leaders, building on such foundational skills […]

Who Do You Serve?

I am serving Jesus of course, you might answer! But if we are honest with ourselves as we reflect on our lifestyles and choices, we must confess that perhaps we might be serving something or someone other than Jesus. It has been suggested an examination of your calendar (how you spend your time) and your […]

Seeking God’s Providence for the Next 75 Years

To know a thing and to understand what that thing needs, it helps to employ all the senses—touch, smell, vision, sound and taste. With Dr. Joe’s encouragement the FPU Board of Trustees has held meetings at our regional campuses in Bakersfield and North Fresno, and the Board Executive Committee has recently held meetings at our […]

Getting the Word Out About Athletics Service and Success

Sunbird student-athletes continue to bring recognition both in and on the fields, pools and courts, and beyond, engaging the cultures and serving the cities to live out President Jones’ call for Fresno Pacific University—and the word is getting out. Pacific magazine has highlighted the more than 100 alumni we have coaching throughout the Valley (and […]

Preparing for Possibilities

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” – George Bernard Shaw Over the next six months, in preparation for our 75th anniversary celebration, we as a community will be identifying our priorities and direction for the next five years. In October 2015 the Board of Trustees approved a University Strategic […]