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From the Interim Provost

Welcome to Eastern University, an academic community of over 4,400 students who share a passion to change the world through our missional commitment to Faith, Reason and Justice.

Faith. We are wholly devoted to Christ, to Scripture and to the great truths and traditions of the Christian faith. We see our faith as the ideal foundation for personal growth and intellectual reflection, and for the transformation of this beautiful but broken world.

Reason. We believe that a vibrant life of faith invites us to critically reflect on our understanding of God, God’s word and God’s world, so that we are always growing in our capacity to love God and our neighbor well. Freedom in Christ means the freedom to think!

Justice. We follow Jesus and the biblical prophets by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the poor and the oppressed. We labor to understand and bring an end to the patterns of social, economic and political exploitation that mar our broken world.

Eastern students discover how to pursue this mission in over 50 programs offered by our colleges and Seminary, including Associate, Bachelor's, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. Approximately 1,700 of our students study in a traditional undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences on our St. Davids campus, while approximately 2,700 are pursuing their educational goals in the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Palmer Seminary and Esperanza College. In addition to our St. Davids campus, our students and faculty come together in classrooms in Philadelphia, the southeastern and central Pennsylvania regions and around the world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Nearly 15,000 Eastern alumni are making an impact for the kingdom around the globe.

Whatever your background and experience, the Eastern community will labor with love to help you become the person you were intended to be. You were created by God and bear God’s image. Come study with us, and discover how that image can blossom into abundant life.
Join us as we seek to change the world!

Kent Sparks
Interim Provost

Participate in the mission of the University:

Office of the Provost:

Kenton Sparks, PhD
Interim Provost and Professor of Biblical Studies

Polly Berol, MBA
Associate Provost for Finance and Administration

Nancy Hartsock, BA
Executive Assistant

Christine Mahan, PhD
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Monica Smith, MSW
Assistant to the Provost for Multicultural Concerns

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Office Location: Fowler Hall
Address: Office of the Provost, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087-3696
Phone: 610-341-1396 or 610-341-5929
Fax: 610-225-5523

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