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FPU President Joseph Jones

Fresno Pacific University Board of Trustees chooses Joseph Jones as next president

A candidate with extensive administrative, fundraising and international experience has been chosen as the next President of Fresno Pacific University.

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Update - December 20, 2016

In our last update of November 4, we shared information on the development of an exceptional group of candidates for our consideration. During the past six weeks we have selected several candidates that were invited to meet with the search committee. Meetings with these candidates have helped the search committee in our efforts to discern the best possible candidate to recommend to the full FPU Board of Trustees. While our work is not yet completed, we have made significant progress in moving to a final recommendation to the FPU Board of Trustees and we are very optimistic. As we enter this latter stage in the process, we express our deep appreciation to the many candidates who have so graciously worked with us throughout the search, making their credentials available for consideration and spending significant time working with us through the selection process. We ask you to please undergird the Search Committee in praying for the Lord’s guidance and direction at this crucial stage in the process.

Don Griffith, Co-chair and Dr. Xavier Piña, Co-chair
FPU Presidential Search Committee

Update – November 4, 2016

The FPU Presidential Search Committee is pleased to report that the development of the pool of candidates for the position has been the focus of the search committee’s work over the past month.  A good number of candidate applications have been received and the committee has begun the review of candidates. The process of reviewing and assessing the candidates on the basis of the materials they have submitted will continue on a rolling basis over the next month.   The time commitment required of search committee members is significant and the committee’s work assessing candidates is quite taxing.  We ask the Fresno Pacific family to pray regularly and earnestly for the committee members and all those who will be a part of the search process.  Thank you for your support.

Don Griffith, Co-chair and Xavier Piña, Co-chair
FPU Presidential Search Committee

Update – October 10, 2016

The FPU Presidential Search Committee has been at work over the last few weeks making final preparations for the official launch of the search.   The presidential profile used to advertise the search and attract candidates has been approved and published electronically and is now available on our web site, the AGB Search web site, and on several others.  Advertisements were placed in a number of national publications: Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Women in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Diverse Jobs, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities job board, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities job board, and The Christian Leader (classified section) publication of the Mennonite Brethren church.  Announcement of the FPU Presidential search opportunity has been widely circulated to higher education leaders throughout the United States.  We are currently receiving nominations, inquiries and applications during the month of October.  We continue to urge all of the Fresno Pacific family to pray regularly and earnestly for the committee members and all those who will be a part of the search process.  Thank you for your support.

Don Griffith, Co-chair and Xavier Piña, Co-chair
FPU Presidential Search Committee

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