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.
Cedarville Magazine’s summer issue – “Desire the Prize” – is now available online. This issue is dedicated to athletics at Cedarville.
Sports have always been a big part of my life, and I love to watch our Yellow Jackets play. While I’m proud of our athletes’ success on the field, court, or track, what I hope you see more than anything as you read this issue online is that they desire to honor Christ with everything they do, including their sport.
I’m always inspired by the incredible vocal talent, musicianship, and creativity of our students. At no other event is that more on display than Elliv, our annual variety show that spotlights the skills and abilities, not only of our music and theatre majors, but of students from all disciplines across campus. I hope you enjoy these highlights from this year’s Elliv on video as much as I did in person April 29.
We encourage our students to embrace the Gospel and live it out in some type of ministry. A team of students has done just that at The Barn Youth Center, located in the village of Pleasant Hill, about an hour northwest of Cedarville. The team visited The Barn every Friday night to hang out with high school students, play games, have fun, and engage in Gospel conversations. Many young people have put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation because of The Barn and the faithful service of Cedarville students.
At its May 5 meeting, our Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Thomas Mach, Ph.D., as Vice President for Academics. He is replacing Gen. Loren Reno, who has served in this role since 2015. Gen. Reno will continue as a Professor of Management and as my special adviser. The Trustees also confirmed five new faculty members, and appointed two new trustees. They also approved a concealed carry policy for Cedarville, in accordance with Ohio Senate Bill 199.
On May 6, Cedarville University celebrated the achievements of 703 undergraduate and 93 graduate students representing 42 states and 15 countries. We are excited to see how God will use these outstanding men and women — our newest alumni — in His Kingdom for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement. Congratulations to our 2017 graduates! Celebrate with us as you enjoy a video of commencement highlights.
At Cedarville, we encourage all of our students to take at least one short-term missions trip during their time here. This summer we have students, faculty, and staff who are traveling to more than 20 countries to fulfill the Great Commission. Using sports, medicine, construction, and many other means, our students are ministering to others throughout the world as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ. All of these “GO Teams” are coordinated by our Global Outreach department.
Would you join me in praying for these teams this summer? Please pray for protection and strength for each team member and for the message of the Gospel to go out with power and conviction around the world.
Check out the Global Outreach blog for updates on the teams throughout the summer. Thank you for partnering with us for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.