Dr. Brent Ellis became the 30th president of Spring Arbor University when he took over the top position in 2013. During his presidency SAU has been ranked by The Economist as the No. 1 in economic value among Christian universities in Michigan and No 2. among all universities in Michigan. Dr. Ellis has also played a pivotal role in key growth initiatives including the accreditation received by the Master of Social Work program and growing expectancies for the SAU Endowment from $30 million to $60 million. Before becoming President, Dr. Ellis served as a vice president at Spring Arbor University. He also worked at LeTourneau University where he served as dean for the Center for the Development of Christian Leadership. Prior to working at LeTourneau, Dr. Ellis spent four years as the director of leadership development and student programs at Taylor University (Ind.).
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- What the difference is between being in the classroom and being the president
- The importance of Christian higher education
- Why Spring Arbor isn’t for everyone
- The difference between wisdom and knowledge
Books, Resources, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Spring Arbor University Website: www.Arbor.edu
Email Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Brent’s Linkedin page click here
SAU Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/springarboru
SAU Instagram: @SpringArborU
You might also be interested in our interview with the following people:
- 2017 Crossroads League A.D. of the Year Chad Briscoe (episode 014)
- Crossroads League Commissioner and SAU Alum Larry DeSimpelare (episode 016)
- Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Commissioner and SAU Alum Rob Miller (episode 017)
Brent Ellis in Action
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