Message from the Dean of Students

Dear Students,

As we begin the school year, I am pleased that our community has selected two complementary scriptures that connect us to the richness of our Jewish heritage and its fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ while allowing intentional focus on the cornerstone of Scholarship. This year we will focus on Deuteronomy 6:1–9 and Mark 12:28–34 as our annual university passages.

The Scholarship Cornerstone highlights the development of the mind as a pathway for the spiritual vibrancy and nurturing of the soul of our university. These passages reinforce that all forms of scholarship contribute to the centrality of Jesus Christ and that our behavior reflects the wisdom and knowledge afforded to us through His Word.

APU exists for your transformation as a disciple and scholar to bring the life-changing message of Christ whenever you go. May you come this year with open hands to receive whatever the Holy Spirit has for you.

My prayer is that God will continue to lead us closer to the cross as a community where Everyone Matters.

Have a great year!

Terry Franson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students