FPU adds record number of faculty and staff (video link)


FPU has added a record number of faculty and staff to support this fall’s predicted record enrollment of 3,700 students. On August 22, 14 new faculty and 23 new staff got their fist official look at the university with a bus tour from the main campus to the Bakersfield and Visalia centers.

President D. Merrill Ewert, Ph.D., and Interim Provost Steve Varvis, Ph.D., led discussions on Fresno Pacific’s mission, vision, strategic direction and what it means to be a Christian university. Mark Deffenbacher, vice president for advancement, spoke on fundraising goals, and Alan Ours, VP of institutional technology, and Diane Catlin, VP of finance and business affairs, presented via videoconference. University Pastor Angulus Wilson talked about spiritual formation and in Bakersfield a panel of DC students and adjunct faculty talked about the transformative nature of Fresno Pacific.