Senior Professionals Announcement 10/29

The Senior Professionals seminar for today Tuesday, October 29 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in SCC 103), features the second of three seminars on "75 Years in the Making" of FPU with a focus on faculty perspectives. Kevin Enns-Rempel will open the session, followed by a panel of Marshall Johnston, Michael Kunz, Laura Roberts, Pamela Johnston, Richard Unruh, and Billie Jean Wiebe. Faculty and staff are invited to attend as guests of the Council.


Changing from a Bible Institute with 28 students in 1944-45 to a University with over 4,000 in 2018-19 has naturally had some significant consequences for the nature of the institution.

Kevin Enns-Rempel will briefly identify some of the most significant changes in educational mission, nature of the administration, internal organization and governance, composition of the faculty, and nature of the academic program over the course of the past 75 years. A panel of former and current faculty will then explore the following consequences of the three institutional transitions from PBI to FPU: 


1. Theological Orientation: From Anabaptist/Mennonite to Anabaptist/Evangelical

2. Faculty Role: From Teacher and Mentor to Teacher and Researcher

3. Institutional Functioning: From Informal and Personalized to More Formal and Professionalized Style