Brian Martin Selected as Cultural Resource Center Director


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University didn’t have to go far to find its new director of the Cultural Resource Center (CRC). Brian Martin, a former development officer at AU, has been selected for the position.

Martin has served at AU since 2014 when he began working as an admissions counselor focused on the School of Theology. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harding University in Bible and religion, and has been serving as a minister within the city of Anderson since 1992.

“I feel humbled, honored, and excited about the opportunity that God has given me to serve Him and AU through this role,” said Martin. “Michael Thigpen and Juanita Taylor did an amazing job educating and encouraging us as students, faculty, and staff on how we can grow in being a more welcoming, inclusive, nurturing community in the midst of our diversity. One of my prayers as we move forward is that God will continue to lead and empower us to be more like Jesus in how we think, feel, speak, and treat one another so we can equip our students to graduate and make a godly impact in our diverse world.”

The CRC, also known as “The House,” strives to educate all students, both domestic and international, toward intercultural curiosity, humility, and learning. The CRC supports international students and multicultural students by serving as an intercultural liaison between students, faculty, and staff.

“I am pleased that Brian Martin has accepted our offer to become the new director of AU’s Cultural Resource Center,” said President John S. Pistole. “Brian brings a wealth of experience to this position from many disciplines, including his most recent outstanding work in our Office of Advancement. Brian has a heart for helping all students — especially international students and students of color — discern their calling and achieve their goals.”

The Cultural Resource Center is home to cultural clubs, which build community among members and across campus. Each year, the CRC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full day of activities, as well as Heritage Week, a campus-wide celebration of culture and heritage.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.