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Success is a Choice

Dec 13, 2017

Dr. Brent Ellis became the 30th president of Spring Arbor University when he took over the top position in 2013.  since 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

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