Office of the Provost

From the Provost

I want to invite you to explore 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. But the faith of our commitment is not dead doctrine to which we give intellectual assent.  Rather it is a living faith that transforms our lives and affects our understanding of the world.  It is the animating impetus behind our thinking, our speaking, and our acting.
  • 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!  Indeed, as good stewards, Christ calls us to love God with our whole minds.
  • Justice. We follow Jesus and the biblical prophets by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the injured, the struggling, 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.  We believe one cannot be passive in the face of suffering and still reflect our righteous and loving Lord.

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 1,600 of our students study in a traditional undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences on our St. Davids campus, while approximately 2,500 are pursuing their educational goals in the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Palmer Theological 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.

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Shared Governance

For more information on shared governance at Eastern University, read this excerpt from faculty handbook (PDF).

Office of the Provost

Kenton L. Sparks

Nancy Hartsock
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Kim E. Lownes
Executive Assistant to the Provost for Academic Operations

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: 610-341-4383
Fax: 610-225-5523

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