The story of Azusa
Pacific University continues to unfold in a truly miraculous fashion.
This annual report captures well the facts and figures; but more importantly,
the pages of this album record stories of impact and life-change. As a
community of disciples and scholars, the impact we make on the moral and
ethical fabric of society becomes the true measure of our institutional
Beyond the accumulation of raw data, this past year testifies to the power
of the individuals being obedient to God. You will read the remarkable
stories of Dr. Kimberly Battle-Walters and Dr. Marianne Hattar, academicians
of the highest regard, who express their faith and academic discipline
through the Fulbright Scholar Program. You will witness the distinct personality,
dedication, and commitment of university campus pastor, Chris Brown. This
young man applies his God-given gifts with clarity, honesty, and conviction.
In addition to these three exemplary Christ followers, you will peruse
stories of several others who demonstrate in word and deed the university
motto, God First.
I stand in awe of all that God is doing. I am also deeply thankful for
our university partners that enable us to provide an outstanding Christian
higher education to the men and women entrusted to our care. In the end,
the account of this university and the narratives of those who form the
fabric of this community are really His story.
I trust you will enjoy this annual report and celebrate with us the blessings
Jon R. Wallace, DBA