A Georgia Baptist Institution
Shorter Welcomes 51 New Full-Time Faculty Members
August 10, 2012 - As Shorter University welcomes the class of 2016 this week, they are also welcoming another group: new faculty members.
“We are excited to be welcoming a diverse, accomplished group of 51 new full-time faculty to Shorter University,” said Shorter President Don Dowless. “Some of the faculty have a previous relationship with Shorter, either as a student or adjunct professor, while others are getting to know Shorter for the first time. What they all have in common is a commitment to delivering an academically excellent Christian education to all of Shorter’s students.”
The addition of the new full-time faculty follows the departure of a group of faculty members earlier this summer. While some left the school due to retirement, job change or family circumstance, others chose to leave rather than sign Shorter’s personal lifestyle statement for faculty.
“Without question, Shorter is in a time of transition,” said Dowless. “Our recommitment to Shorter’s Christian roots has generated both enthusiastic support as well as some vocal opposition. But through it all, our focus has remained fixed on delivering the highest-caliber education to our students within an authentic Christian context.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. Shorter University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Through its campus in Rome, Ga. as well as a remote campus in Atlanta, the university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 areas of study, undergraduate degree programs for working adults and three master’s degree programs. Shorter is online at www.Shorter.edu.
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