MACU Joins The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Mid-America Christian University has joined The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a growing association of Christian colleges and universities across the globe. 

“Mid-America Christian University is honored to join the CCCU. Our vision at MACU is to prepare students to do greater things for God and his Kingdom, so our Christian values are at the core of who we are and everything that we do,” said President Phil Greenwald, who participated in the 2023 CCCU Presidents Conference in Washington, D.C. 

“We are deeply engaged in providing young men and women with a Christ-centered higher education that will empower them to follow God’s calling for their life. As a member of the CCCU, we look forward to collaborating with Christian institutions across the world in our commitment to train leaders for ministry in the church and the community. We are grateful for the work of the CCCU in advocacy, faculty development, student engagement and encouraging innovation for the future,” Greenwald said.

The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 185 Christian institutions around the world. Since 1976, the CCCU has served as the leading national voice of Christian higher education. CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ- centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

MACU joins more than 185 Christian institutions around the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada that comprise the CCCU. Each institution benefits from CCCU membership in a variety of ways, such as professional development, legislative advocacy, peer groups and best practice updates.

“It is exciting to see God at work in Christian higher education, especially in places like Oklahoma where we see rich cultural diversity,” said CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra. “This is a great time to join the movement for Christ-centered higher education and we’re thrilled to welcome MACU to our organization.” 

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