Office of the President
Under the leadership of its 17th president, Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., 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.
The Renewed Hope Grant
“I am both blessed and humbled to share with you some remarkable news, the generosity of which has ignited a new sense of excitement and renewed hope.” – Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, President
A Message from President Ferguson: The Renewed Hope Grant
”I am both blessed and humbled to share with you some remarkable news, the generosity of which has ignited a new sense of excitement and renewed hope.” Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, President, Azusa Pacific University
Welcome to the Community, President Ferguson
We are excited for our 17th President, Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, and his wife, Grace, to join the Azusa Pacific community. The university welcomed him during a special event on April 10, and Ferguson officially steps into the role on June 1.
Learn more about President Ferguson: https://www.apu.edu/president/
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Introducing Azusa Pacific University's 17th President: Paul Ferguson, Ph.D.
Meet APU’s 17th president! Dr. Ferguson joins APU from Biola University, where he is founding dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Health. His leadership experience includes serving as president of Ball State University and the University of Maine. Ferguson is known for driving academic innovation, advancing effectiveness in administrative practices, and building a strong bond with students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
What an amazing team of staff and student employees! It was an honor to be with IMT this afternoon for their kickoff, and I am grateful for their hard work in supporting Christ-centered academic excellence throughout the year. https://t.co/1Nn6MsnnKb
APU nursing students offer a powerful reflection of God’s love through the great work they do in communities across Southern California. https://t.co/Hgi5bL0S5g
In one month, I’ll be greeting all our new students during my first Welcome Weekend at APU. I’m looking forward to this exciting day and meeting many of our students and their families!
As one of my favorite Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, said, "Much has been given to us, and so, much will be expected of us; and we must take heed to use aright the gifts entrusted to our care." Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! https://t.co/mJ4sLyUrIP