Letter From the President
“I always want you to know how much you are part of the Jessup stories that are emerging. It is your prayer, financial support, and affirmation of Jessup in your circle of influence, that makes these stories possible.”Jessup University is a fast-growing innovative and transformational community with a lot of activity on our campuses (Rocklin, San Jose and online). Academics, athletics, and arts are all thriving in a spiritually dynamic atmosphere.
In this issue of the Jessup Magazine, you will read about the launch of our nursing program, our STUNT National Championship, our Clover Valley Preserve, and profiles of several amazing staff, students, and alumni. The Jessup story is growing dramatically and innovation is at our core as you will read in the pages that follow.
As we’ve navigated the pandemic waters, Jessup also became increasingly clear about our core identity and mission. We know we partner with churches to equip transformational leaders for the glory of God. We also have been historically clear about redeeming culture through the love of Christ as manifested through our graduates. Both of those passions ring as true today as they always have. But, most recently, we have become focused on the words, EQUIPPED and KNOWN.
The value of a Jessup education is reflected in how well our students are equipped to become people of impact. So much of the world-changing preparation begins with understanding who we are and who God made us to be. Jessup faculty and staff are expertly prepared to facilitate the ministry of equipping toward maturity, as described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4. At Jessup, this happens in the context of being known: by God, by yourself, and by others. Equipped and Known is the center of the culture and promises we make at Jessup.
Years ago, some insurance agents were doing their annual assessment of our “risk” factors and asked me what was our greatest risk. I knew immediately what it was. They expected me to say it was personal injury, assault, global travel, or some other common tragedy. However, none of those were our greatest risk. Our greatest risk is the failure to keep our promise of being a Christ-centered University that equips our students to be transformational leaders for the glory of God.
By the grace of God, we have kept that promise since 1939 and will continue to do so with His power and strength.
I always want you to know how much you are part of the Jessup stories that are emerging. It is your prayer, financial support, and affirmation of Jessup in your circle of influence, that makes these stories possible. Please read them carefully and know that each one of them is actually part of your story.
Thank you for all you do for Jesus and Jessup