Newbold College Joins Two International Associations


13 February 2012 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] Newbold College is now an international member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).  This is an association of 600+ small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges and universities in and outside the United States.  “I am delighted to welcome Newbold College of Higher Education into Council of Independent Colleges membership.  My colleagues and I look forward to working with you” advised Richard Ekman, President, CIC.

It is good that we have been approved for membership in CIC” said Dr Philip Brown, Principal, Newbold College.  “As a member of this association we will share common attributes with other members such as our dedication to teaching, purposefulness about moral and civic values, small class sizes, close partnerships between the campus and its surrounding community, and governing structures that are not part of government” Dr Brown added.

Dr Brown suggested that joining CIC was appropriate for Newbold College at this time, particularly given that the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) Board of Directors voted recently (late October 2011) to welcome Newbold College as an affiliate member of Adventist Colleges Abroad, a consortium of Adventist colleges and universities in the North American Division.  “Most of our Adventist colleges and universities in the US are members of CIC” Dr Brown confirmed.

In addition, Newbold College is now an international affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities with 116 member campuses in the US and 69 affiliate campuses located in 25 countries outside the United States.

“I am very pleased to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) approved the staff recommendation that Newbold College of Higher Education be admitted as an International Affiliate of the CCCU effective immediately” advised Paul R Corts, President, CCCU.

In welcoming this news, Dr Philip Brown, Principal, Newbold College said: “It is good to be partnering with an association such as CCCU that shares a commitment to advancing the cause of Christ-centred higher education and to helping institutions like Newbold College transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.”  A related benefit for Newbold College joining CCCU as an international affiliate includes the opportunity to participate in a range of special programmes such as governance programmes and programmes for Presidents (Principals), governing board members and other senior administrative leaders

“These are exciting times as we seek to reposition Newbold College as the English-speaking Seventh-day Adventist Christian not-for-profit higher education institution of choice in Europe” Dr Brown added. [tedNEWS]


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