On December 8, 1995, Dr. David S. Dockery
was elected to the presidency of Union University.
Poised on the eve of a new millenium, he took a visionary step in the realm of higher education: integrating
Christ-centered faith and academic excellence.
The result has been phenomenal.
In the past 15 years, enrollment has more than doubled. Programs of study, all embracing a Christian worldview, have grown to more than 100.
Union consistently earns top-tier academic rankings and national honors for exceptional teaching quality.
The University has translated global awareness into global engagement through ministry and education cooperation worldwide. Union also has brought some of the world's most influential leaders to campus.
Union's campus has gained more than a quarter-million square feet of new learning and recreation facilities in addition to 18 new residence buildings.
Two regional education centers also have been added.
God's grace and Dr. Dockery's leadership mettle proved critical in 2008 when a tornado inflicted massive damage to the campus. Despite this sudden adversity, the semester continued on schedule and rebuilding was completed in seven months.
For 15 years, remarkable growth and exceptional scholarship at Union have been grounded in an unashamed testimony to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of biblical truth to renew minds.
We give thanks for God's Divine guidance in bringing Dr. Dockery to Union University.
Union University gives thanks to God and celebrates 15 years of Dr. David S. Dockery's transformational leadership.