Pollard Elected Chair of CCCU Board

Dr. Chip Pollard

Dr. Chip Pollard

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (February 21, 2013) — JBU President Dr. Chip Pollard was elected chair of the board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) at the Council’s board meeting in Washington, D.C. last month.

"I am thrilled to congratulate President Pollard on his election to chair the CCCU board and to lead a truly great cause,” said Dr. Edward Blews, CCCU president. “Dr. Pollard brings to our board great wisdom, strong leadership skills and the discernment of a true man of God. He has been elected as one of the preeminent leaders in all of higher education, chosen by his presidential peers. I look forward to working with him as our chair."

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities is an international association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 118 members in North America and 54 affiliate institutions in 20 countries. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the Historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C. Nearly 400,000 students attend CCCU schools.

The 14-member board of directors provides leadership to further the CCCU mission of Christ-centered higher education and to help member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. Board chairs serve two-year terms.

“Christian higher education plays a vital role in our country in preparing students to honor God and serve others in their personal, professional and communal lives. The CCCU provides critical support and leadership to the movement of Christ-centered education for its members and affiliates,” said Dr. Pollard. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve with our board in this important work.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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