Changes at BJU

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  1. aefting

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    Many of you may find this interesting:

    Bob Jones University today announced three changes in the University
    administration, each effective following the commencement exercises May
    7, 2005.

    Dr. Bob Jones III, President; Dr. Bob Wood, Executive Vice President
    and Chief Operations Officer, and Dr. Philip Smith, Provost and Chief
    Academic Officer, will retire from their positions.

    The Board of Trustees has elected the following men to new positions:

    - Rev. Stephen Jones - President
    (Currently Mr. Jones is Vice President for Administration and Chief
    Administrative Oversight Officer.)

    - Dr. Bob Jones III - Chancellor
    (Dr. Jones will continue as Chairman of the Board.)

    - Mr. Al Carper - Executive Vice President and Chief Operations
    Officer
    (Mr. Carper has been a member of the faculty of the School of Business
    for 22 years.)

    -Dr. Gary Weier - Vice President for Administration, Chief
    Administrative Oversight Officer
    (Dr. Weier is currently the University Registrar.)

    Dr. David Fisher, Principal of Bob Jones Academy and member of the
    faculty of the University's Department of History, will succeed Dr. Phil
    Smith as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Fisher, in conjunction
    with Dr. Dan Smith, Director of Educational Services, will be the
    architect of the University's future academic growth.

    All three of these administrative changes have been in the planning
    stage for the past 18 months. They are being announced at this time to
    enable the new officers to be mentored in their positions the remainder
    of this academic year.

    For more information on BJU's administrative changes, please see the
    press release on www.bju.edu.


    Andy
     
  2. Jabbezzz

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    Will Stephen assume the nickname "Bob," so the legacy will continue? [​IMG]
     
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    Doubtful, Stephen's brother is Bob Jones IV.
     
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    What else would you call the president of BJU? Dr. Steve just doesn't have the same ring to it. [​IMG]

    Andy
     
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    It's great how God has blessed BJU, with consistent Godly leadership since 1927. It says lot about our Lord and alot about the Jones family. John Crerar
     
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    AMEN! Dr. Steve sounds good to me. That way billions won't confuse those Carolina usurpers stealing my glorious name. :rolleyes:
     
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    Stephen is about the same age that Bob III was when he became president.

    What is interestig to me is the timing. I can't help but think that this might have something to do with accreditation. Bob III and Bob Wood did not have earned doctorates. Stephen, Weier, and Carper all do. I don't know if TRACS requires administration to have earned doctorates or not. Anyone know?
     
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    I don't know definitively, but I don't think that would be an issue. John MacArthur is president of Master's College and his doctorate is honorary. Master's, of course, is regionally accredited and not TRACS.

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    BTW, speaking of this family succession of the presidency, help me to understand the reasoning. Is this an attempt to ensure that BJU continues down the same philosophical path?

    My knowledge of BJU is primarily by its reputation. I did have a good, hour-long discussion with Dr. Bob a few weeks ago in his office, the result of a mutual friend wanting us to meet each other. I hesitate to raise the question because some folks wil take it as an opportunity to flame away, either by those opposed to BJU or against those who are opposed to BJU. Only thoughtful and reasoned responses are desired.

    Thanks.
    Bill
     
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    I don't think that Alan Carper has a doctorate -- just an MBA.

    Didn't know that MacArthur's doctorate was honorary. A D.D. and Litt. D. are both honorary?

    Andy
     
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    In the U.S., the DD and the LittD are honorary degrees, although I saw an unaccredited seminary somewhere offering an "earned" DD.

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    No, administration is a different animal from academics. Many administrative positions in academic institutions are held by people with earned doctorates simply because they moved up from academics to administration. (Administrators, of course, are better paid than mere academics.) An administrator of a hospital, for example, does not need to be a MD even though some are.
     

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