Letter From the President

Dr. Brent Ellis, Spring Arbor University PresidentAs a Spring Arbor University Online student, your growth and success – academically, professionally and personally – are our focus. Even though you may not be physically present on campus, you are part of a community of learners that is distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, a total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.

As leaders in adult online education, we understand that you need flexibility and support. That is why I encourage you to fully engage with your fellow students, faculty and your student success coach. Each will enrich your academic experience in ways you never imagined possible.

You are here to receive a quality education and to advance your career. Keep these goals top of mind as you engage in critical thinking by asking questions in your pursuit of wisdom. Demonstrate your personal commitment to responsible, ethical leadership and effective communication through the original work you do here. Remember, the skills, knowledge and abilities you gain as a Spring Arbor University student will serve you well long after you have completed your degree.

As a Christ-centered university, we believe that faith and learning are united together, and our students are taught to apply the knowledge they gain within our programs to leave a lasting impact on our world.

We appreciate your interest in Spring Arbor University and wish you the best in your academic endeavors.

Dr. Brent Ellis, president, Spring Arbor University


About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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