Administration

Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D.

President
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-2010
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: fpupres@fresno.edu

Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D., combines a personal faith with a pastoral heart and a passion for peace and justice. Menjares came to FPU from Biola University, where over an 18-year career his posts included vice provost for faculty development and academic effectiveness, associate provost for diversity leadership, education department chair and associate professor of education. Community minded, President Menjares has served as a public school middle school teacher and as a senior pastor of a church in Los Angeles County. His Ph.D. in education: language, literacy and learning is from the University of Southern California; his M.A. in education: teaching and curriculum is from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and his B.A. in religion: pastoral ministries is from Vanguard University.

Steve Varvis, Ph.D.

Provost
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-2031
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: slvarvis@fresno.edu

Since 1985, Steve Varvis has been shaping the lives of future leaders at Fresno Pacific University. He has worked in a variety of roles at FPU, from history professor to undergraduate dean, and vice president for enrollment management. In his current role he is responsible, with the deans of the schools and other leaders, for the academic and student life programs and personnel of the university, and for encouraging and celebrating the ongoing accomplishments of faculty and students. His academic interests and scholarship are in medieval and early modern intellectual and world history, and in special topics like the history of political thought and business ethics. He received his bachelor of arts from California State University, Fresno, and his doctorate from Claremont Graduate University.

Steve blogs about life in higher education for Fresno Pacific. Take a look at his blog: http://blogs.fresno.edu/stevevarvis/

Dick Herrinton

Interim Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-2252
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: dick.herrinton@fresno.edu

Alan Ours

Vice President of Operations
Office: Kriegbaum Hall
Telephone: 559-453-3407
Fax: 559-252-8847
Email: alan.ours@fresno.edu

Before coming to Fresno Pacific in 2005, Alan Ours spent 13 years working in the information technology department at Taylor University, most recently as director of IT and security. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Math/Computer Science from The King's College, and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University.

Terry Brensinger, Ph.D.

Vice President and Dean of the Biblical Seminary
Office location: Seminary House
Telephone: 559-453-2311 
Fax: 559-453-2355
Email: terry.brensinger@fresno.edu

Terry Brensinger has more than 30 years experience as an ordained minister, professor, board member and trustee in Mennonite-related institutions. His Ph.D. in Old Testament, M.Phil. in biblical studies and M.A. in ancient near Eastern archaeology are from Drew University. His M.Div. is from Asbury Theological Seminary and his B.A. is from Messiah College. He has also served in Africa and Jerusalem. Wherever he has been, his work is a ministry and his goal is to serve.

Diana Bates Mock

Vice President, Advancement and University Relations
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-5505
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: dbmock@fresno.edu

Diana Bates Mock came to FPU in 2001 as director of communications and university relations. A marketing industry veteran, her titles over the years have included advertising copywriter, creative director, public relations director and independent marketing consultant. She has a B.A. from California State University, Fresno in mass communications, and an M.A. from FPU in leadership and organizational studies.

Jon Endicott

Vice President of Enrollment Management
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-3484 
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: jon.endicott@fresno.edu

Jon Endicott oversees traditional undergraduate and seminary recruiting in addition to degree completion and graduate admissions. Endicott started his present position in 2009. From 1996-2002, he was in the traditional undergraduate enrollment department as associate director, then director of college admissions. His B.A. is from Concordia University and his M.A. is from the University of California, Irvine. In between his time at Fresno Pacific University, Endicott worked at Fresno Christian Schools.

Mark Isaac

Associate Vice President of University Advancement
Office location: McDonald Hall
Telephone: 559-453-5516
Fax: 559-453-2007
Email: mark.isaac@fresno.edu

Before joining the advancement team at Fresno Pacific University, Mark directed development at MB Biblical Seminary, now Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. With twenty-two years in local church pastoral ministry, he brings a sense of joy in generosity to areas including alumni and church development, annual and major gifts, scholarships, grants and donor events. Mark has a B.A. from Tabor College, and his M.Div. from MB Biblical Seminary. He continues to provide preaching ministry on behalf of the university and seminary as a licensed minister of the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren churches. He also serves on a foundation board in Visalia where he lives with his wife, Laurie, and their two youngest daughters.

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