“The sense of community overflows into the faculty at Asbury University. When I was a student here, a professor made a major change in my life by having coffee with me a few times. That doesn’t happen on a lot of campuses... It made an unbelievable difference on the rest of my life. That’s community.”
— Mr. Larry Green ’71
Ignited Campaign Steering Committee
“It’s a calling, not a career” is how faculty characterize the decision to devote their professional lives to teach at Asbury. A small student-to-professor ratio allows them to personally invest in their students not only as teachers, but also as mentors, friends and counselors. Time and again, alumni report that the relationship with their faculty was the most impactful aspect of their time at Asbury.
While this dedication makes our faculty among the best in the nation, continuing to attract and retain the best teacher-scholars whose passion is to impact the world for Christ is an ongoing challenge we must confront. Changing this dynamic requires competitive compensation packages and increased support of faculty research and development.
Investing in named, endowed positions – the highest honor a university can bestow on a professor – will help to retain veteran talent and recruit world-class faculty. Gifts made to fund professional development opportunities allow faculty to deepen their knowledge in their subject area, present research findings and pursue innovative scholarship – ultimately for the benefit of our students. With a vision to expand our faculty members ability to be entrepreneurs in education, you can invest in creative thinking and revenue-generating endeavors that will expand our missional influence and breadth of our world reach.