[11/15/2010] Houston Baptist University Turns 50

The Houston Chronicle today profiled Houston Baptist University in recognition of the school’s 50th anniversary:

Blend of belief and diversity: A church school that opens its doors to all, HBU marks its 50th anniversary this year

A Baptist school that is “no longer primarily for Baptists,” HBU’s diverse student body is reflective of many Baptist universities of the 21st century. President Dr. Robert Sloan has led the school to embrace a long-term plan of faith and reason that “calls for a curriculum based on the classics, an expansion of graduate and arts programs, a higher community profile and a more global focus, among other things.” HBU has grown significantly under Sloan’s leadership.

In celebration of HBU’s 50th anniversary, Vice President Emeritus Dr. Don Looser penned a history of the school entitled, An Act of Providence, available from the HBU Bookstore.

Congratulations to Houston Baptist on their 50th anniversary.