CCCU thanks retiring board member and welcomes a new board member

March 24, 2010
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) announces a change in board member make-up among the CCCU board of directors. After six years of service, Anderson University (IN) president Jim Edwards has fulfilled his maximum term and is stepping off the board.

The Council is blessed with incredible service from selfless volunteers who give so much to help ensure the wise advancement of our Christ-centered mission, and outgoing board member Jim Edwards epitomizes that spirit, says CCCU President Paul Corts. With his long tenure of service at Anderson, Jim is a storehouse of wisdom and he often shared unique perspectives from that vantage point through very touching personal stories as well as light-hearted commentary. We are very grateful for his service and will miss him very much.

Joining the board of directors is Biola University (CA) President Barry Corey.

Biola has historically been a very active campus in the CCCU membership, both in student programs and in leadership in the Council, says Corts. So we are pleased to have its president, Barry Corey, join the board. Barry knows Christ-centered higher education personally from his Evangel University undergraduate experience and he gained wide ranging administrative experience during years of service in several leadership positions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Corey will serve a three-year term which is renewable once, if he is willing and able to serve an addition three years for a maximum of six years total.

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of 184 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. There are now 109 member campuses in North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 75 affiliate campuses from 24 countries are part of the CCCU. The Councils mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.