You and I have come to the same conclusion: Eastern University has a distinctive mission and approach that provides the highest level of education in a vibrant Christian community. That's what attracted me to this University as I begin my tenure as Eastern's 9th President, and I believe that's what has attracted you.
Our promise of integrating faith, reason and justice is not just rhetoric; it's something you will sense and feel.
It's a commitment to scholarship and academic excellence, and the courage to apply our Christian faith to the hard problems of the world that demand action by those who profess biblical justice. This mission aligns with my passion for promoting education that blends spiritual formation, intellectual substance and social action.
You will interact with faculty scholars who share your enthusiasm for knowledge and making a difference in our society. Many of you will forge life-long friendships or build career networks with others who are called to serve in your field of interest.
Whether you learn online, in a small class at St. Davids, at our Seminary or one of our Philadelphia schools, or sites nearby and overseas, you will find our full academic support and Christian encouragement wherever you are.
Our goal is not just to provide an education that leads to a career and a future. Eastern University wants you to deepen your faith as you broaden your knowledge and skills. Our goal is to equip you with the very best education based on the rock solid foundation of faith in Jesus Christ, so that whatever path you choose, Eastern will point you to a better way of living in our church, our organizations and businesses, our communities, and our planet. Welcome!
Robert G. Duffett