Title: Explore the Office of the President on the Anderson University Web site
The Office of the President, a new addition to Anderson University’s web site, explores the impressive history of presidential leadership at the college. Only four presidents have led the university in the last eighty-three years--
a striking contrast to most college campuses with presidential terms typically lasting no longer than five years in office. Even the White House has seen sixteen different presidents elected to office during the same span of time.
Dr. James L. Edwards is in his eleventh year as president. Under his leadership, the campus has experienced a decade of progress marked by substantial academic and enrollment growth.
President Edwards remarked during his 1990 inaugural address that to know the past, present, and promising future of Anderson University is to know the presidents. “If you are to know Anderson University, you must know John A. Morrison, her first president, who at the time of his retirement in 1958 had served thirty-nine years, longer than any [college] president in this country.” In the course of his address, Dr. Edwards also emphasized the important achievements and contributions Robert H. Reardon and Robert A. Nicholson made during their respective presidential tenures.
The site features a variety of interesting information including biographical sketches about all four men chosen to serve as president of Anderson University. Another important area provides a selection of speeches, articles, and publications, tied to President Edwards’ tenure, available to access and read on-line.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education, and theology.