Dear Union Family:
I am so glad that you have chosen to be part of the Union community! I count it a privilege to serve as the Dean of Students. In this role I strive to create an engaging and intentional educational atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to encounter God, experience community and engage culture. Please know that I have an open door policy, and enjoy meeting with students about personal goals, personal or institutional challenges that need solutions, or brainstorming about ideas that can better serve the university and our community.
My goals for you are threefold: First and foremost, that you would continue to develop an authentic, life altering, relationship with Jesus Christ. My second desire is that you would thrive academically, getting excited about your courses, and about how God is preparing you for service to His Kingdom. My final goal for you is to be an active partner in creating a Bonheoffer-type community in this place, where we do "life together" very well. Each of these goals requires us to be genuine, to have fortitude and to give sacrificially of ourselves.
The aim of my office is to create a seamless learning environment in which both curricular and co-curricular learning prepares Union students to become Excellence Driven, Christ Centered, People Focused and Future Directed. To this end, please know that I am eager to provide you with helpful opportunities and resources, accurate information, and innovative solutions. If I can be of service to you please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or set up an appointment by calling 731.661.5090.
Bryan L. Carrier
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Mission Statement: The Dean of Students Office provides opportunities, resources and solutions to increase student satisfaction, develop student leaders, and help retain students to our campus.
Union University is committed to the success, satisfaction, leadership development and the integration of faith and learning/living for all our students. Below is a list of Union University's retention rates for all our traditional, undergraduate students, excluding adult learning programs. National "retention rates" refer to the percent of freshman who return to the same college or university their second (sophomore) year. View Union's graduation rates
For the entering class of:
- 2005 - 75%
- 2006 - 77%
- 2007 - 85%
- 2008 - 81%
- 2009 - 77%
- 2010 - 80%
- 2011 - 78%
Union exceeds the average retention rate for reporting CCCU (Council for Christian College) schools. For information about CCCU retention rates, see cccu.org
For more information about student retention at Union University, plesae contact Bryan Carrier, Acting Dean of Students at email@example.com or at 731.661.5090.