Office of the President
Under the leadership of its 17th president, Paul W. Ferguson, PhD, DABT, Azusa Pacific University is dedicated to providing Christ-centered academic excellence as it equips students to become difference makers around the world. The Office of the President and administrative staff provide collaborative leadership and strategic vision to prepare APU as a strong, vibrant leader in Christian higher education.
“After considerable, prayerful reflection, I have informed the APU Board of Trustees of my intent to retire from the APU Presidency by the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Grace and I have been honored and grateful to serve APU since April 2019. We remain inspired by the remarkable students, faculty, and staff who comprise this Christ-centered University.” – Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, President
- A Message from President Ferguson: Staged Return Summer 2021Straight from the heart of campus, President Ferguson shares his excitement about our staged return this summer in preparation for Fall 2021. He expresses his heartfelt thanks for the community's hard work and anticipates an in-person return that is safe, compliant, and well thought out. We can't wait to see everyone back this fall!
- A Chapel Message from President FergusonAzusa Pacific University President Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, delivers an inspiring chapel message on October 2, 2020, for the APU Community: "Living Above Our Obstacles Especially in a Difficult Season."
- A Message from President Ferguson: Welcome to the Fall 2020 SemesterWelcome to the fall 2020 Azusa Pacific semester! President Ferguson kicks off the new academic year with a special message for our APU students. Learn more about Azusa Pacific's COVID-19 response: https://www.apu.edu/covid-19/
- Congratulations, Class of 2019! | Azusa Pacific Winter CommencementCongratulations to the nearly 1,500 graduates and their families who gathered together on December 14 to celebrate this exciting milestone. Graduates: we know this journey was not an easy one, and we’re proud to usher you across the finish line. We can’t wait to see how God uses you to make a difference.