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Convocation Chapel with Dr. Brent Ellis

Dr. Brent Ellis is serving as the 30th president of Spring Arbor University since 2013.

Before becoming President, Dr. Ellis served at Spring Arbor University as special assistant to the president and then vice president for university advancement, where he oversaw university development, communications, alumni, external relations, the SAU Foundation and SAU radio.

Before coming to Spring Arbor University in 2009, Dr. Ellis worked at LeTourneau University where he served as dean for the Center for the Development of Christian Leadership. Prior to working at LeTourneau, Dr. Ellis spent four years as the director of leadership development and student programs at Taylor University (Ind.).

In many of his previous roles, he spent numerous hours instructing classrooms and conducting scholarly research. With special emphasis in Christian higher education, Dr. Ellis has also made several presentations at national conferences and has published a number of articles in nationally recognized journals.

Dr. Ellis and his wife, Christy, have three children: Charlie, Lainey and Joey. Dr. Ellis holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in ministry from Bethel College and a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Greenville College.



Monday, August 26 at 9:30am to 10:20am

Whitlock Music Center, Chapel
101-199 North Elm Street, Greenville, IL 62246, USA

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Faith & Service


Faculty, Staff, Students


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