What’s Not Negotiable (and What is)

Hardly a day passes without someone asking about the leadership transitions that are in process at Fresno Pacific University. The early stages of a presidential search are in process, with hopes of an announcement in early 2017. And the related plan is for an interim provost/senior vice president to begin service in the summer of […]

Meeting with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Last week a number of us attended the annual conference of the CCCU. In was really two successive joint conferences: the first for enrollment, marketing and advancement leaders, and the second for spiritual formation (campus pastors and chaplains), student life and academic leaders. The CCCU has, in round numbers, 120 members and 60 affiliates. All […]

Over the Wall

Please welcome guest contributor Terry Brensinger, Ph.D., president of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and vice president of Fresno Pacific University. Last week the FPU Faculty Senate met to consider two new program proposals that the seminary brought forward. The first, an M.A. in Community Leadership and Transformation, focuses primarily on a regional audience and is […]

Presidential Succession: Where are We?

Are we there yet? Where are we? We three children in the backseat of the family Ford sedan repeated such questions so often on long summer road trips that it must have driven our parents into that mental desert where parents hide to keep from saying or doing something they know they will regret. Impatience […]

Remembering and Renewing

The sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event “Remembering and Renewing King’s Dream for Peace” was held January 22 on the main FPU campus. The event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, and is followed by a series of College Hour presentations and experiences for Black History Month (and this year in the McDonald […]

Vision and Scholarship

Last week President Kriegbaum said some nice things about my work at the university. I appreciate them very much, but I appreciate more the opportunity I have had to serve at Fresno Pacific University over the past three decades and still have to continue in the coming years as a professor. When I was younger, […]