On March 1, Corban University President Reno Hoff was selected as a trustee of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities.
The OAICU is comprised of 20 independent colleges and universities in Oregon, including many with more than a century of history. Currently, there are 10 Foundation members, including George Fox University, Warner Pacific College and Linfield College and 10 General members, including Corban University, Northwest Christian University and Multnomah University.
In fall 2012, the board will consider Corban University’s request to become a Foundation member, which expands the University’s solid educational reputation with the marketing OAICU Foundation members receive. Foundation members have strong, accredited liberal arts programs, encompassing a wide variety of majors and degrees.
“What this means is that the organization will tell the public that there are 11 Foundation schools in Oregon and Corban is one of them,” Hoff said. “This gives us an enhanced ability to fulfill our mission to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.
“This isn’t just about being part of an organization,” he added. “This is really about the ability to be recognized as one of Oregon’s top schools and expand our visibility across the nation.”
Hoff will serve as a trustee to the Foundation member board until his retirement in July 2013. If Corban is selected as a foundation member, President-Elect Dr. Sheldon Nord will receive an automatic appointment to that board.