If you’ve visited the Cedarville website recently, you noticed the significant change and improvement! The new site makes it easy for you to learn about our more than 130 undergraduate and graduate programs, access videos and other resources, and connect with our faculty and staff. I hope you take some time this summer to enjoy this engaging and vibrant online gateway to Cedarville University.
Money magazine recently recognized Cedarville as the most affordable private college in Ohio and one of the most affordable private colleges in the country. The magazine cites Cedarville’s tuition rate, financial aid package, and early career earnings of our alumni. This ranking confirms what I firmly believe, that Cedarville is a great value. But, there is more work to be done! I am passionate about stewarding our costs and doing even more to increase scholarships for students. You can be a part of that effort by giving to scholarships (our new online giving portal makes that easier than ever!). With your gift of any size, you will be part of transforming lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.
Not only do our students go out on mission all over the world, but often our faculty and staff members are leading these trips. Taking the Gospel to every corner of the globe is a passion for the whole Cedarville family. And this summer, that passion led a team of our staff members and students to bring the love and transforming Good News of Jesus Christ to Haitian mothers and their children. Enjoy a video that tells a beautiful story of baby formula, willing servants, and a cry to know Jesus!
The Lord has been very good to us, and by His grace, it appears we will have a very strong enrollment for fall semester. On May 15, we already had 903 freshmen deposits, 100 more than last year at this point. With the great news of a potentially large freshman class comes the question of where to put them all. That’s why we need to be a University that is keeping faith — Faith Hall, that is.
Progress is under way on The Hive this summer, the Cedarville snack shop and lunch spot near and dear to students and alumni. The renovation and expansion includes more seating, an inviting design, and better traffic flow. These changes will help this special place continue to serve as a hub for fostering vibrant community, growing disciples, and building friendships of eternal value.
Starting this fall, students in our Cedarville University School of Pharmacy will have the option of completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years instead of seven. That could mean a savings of up to $20,000. In addition, these same students can begin their career a year earlier. This kind of innovation, while maintaining our commitment to biblical integration, is one reason our School of Pharmacy is such a bold, leading-edge program
Healthcare in the United States is an ever-changing environment, and it doesn’t appear that will change any time soon. Now more than ever, men and women guided by compassion and truth must lead change that serves the best interests of patients and help medical services providers thrive. We believe our new Master of Business Administration – healthcare administration concentration will meet this critical need. Our strong professional development, coupled with a solid Christian foundation, will equip healthcare leaders who can make a difference for the Lord. The completely online program is accepting students for the fall 2017 semester.
This summer, students, faculty, and staff are traveling to more than 20 countries to fulfill the Great Commission. Using sports, medicine, construction, and many other means, they are ministering to others as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Please pray for protection and strength for each team member and for the Gospel to go out with power and conviction. Visit our Global Outreach blog for updates all summer.
It’s my honor to announce that Dr. Tom Mach has been unanimously appointed as our new Vice President for Academics effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Mach has served faithfully at Cedarville for 17 years in various academic roles, most recently as Assistant Vice President for Academics and Chair of the Department of History and Government. He will replace Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Loren Reno, who desired to dedicate more time to his family, but plans to continue serving at Cedarville as a special adviser to myself and as a Professor of Management. I am blessed to serve with both of these godly men who bring wisdom, humility, and experience to their leadership roles.
Junior Dan Michalski became Cedarville’s first NCAA Division II men’s track & field champion with his victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the outdoor track & field championships in May. Junior Carsyn Koch defended her 800-meter title in the women’s championshiop, and senior Olivia Esbenshade placed third in the women’s 1,500-meter race, earning All-American honors. As notable as these accomplishments are, I’m even more proud of the way our athletes bring glory to King Jesus in all they do.