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Rev. Gonzalez to visit campus Sept. 13-17
September 7, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Rev. Gonzalez to Visit Campus Sept. 13-17

The Rev. Jesus Juan “Jesse” Gonzalez, pastor of Gethsemane Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, will visit University of the Ozarks on the week of Sept. 13-17 as part of the University’s Pastoral Study Leave Program. Gonzalez (pictured above with his son, Obed, a 2017 U of O graduate) will lead the University’s weekly Chapel […]

Rev. Phillip Blackburn
March 31, 2021 • Posted in ,

Blackburn to Lead Thriving in Ministry Program

The Rev. Phillip Blackburn of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, Ark., has been named the director of the new Thriving in Ministry program at University of the Ozarks. Established through a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., the program supports pastors of rural and minority-serving Presbyterian Churches throughout Arkansas. The program will be based […]

Bruce Williams
March 8, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

100-Year-Old Alumnus to Speak on March 18

Retired U.S. Navy Commander and Chaplain Bruce Williams, a 1943 University of the Ozarks graduate and one of the University’s oldest-living alumni, will speak about his life during a special virtual alumni event on Thursday, March 18. Williams, who turned 100 last August, will be speaking about his journey to Ozarks, his time there and […]

University of the Ozarks and Lyon College logos
February 23, 2021 • Posted in , ,

U of O, Lyon College Explore Partnership Opportunities

Officials from Lyon College and University of the Ozarks have begun discussions of possible opportunities for strategic partnerships between Arkansas’ two Presbyterian-affiliated universities. Leadership from both U of O and Lyon, located in Batesville, have begun to discuss what a strategic partnership between the two institutions might look like and have appointed steering committees made […]

Chapel
December 16, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Lilly Endowment Grant to Help University Assist Rural Presbyterian Pastors

University of the Ozarks will receive a nearly $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish a program that will support pastors of rural and minority-serving Presbyterian Churches throughout Arkansas. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they […]

Jeremy Wilhelmi
September 23, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Rev. Wilhelmi Named to APCU Board

University of the Ozarks Chaplain Rev. Jeremy Wilhelmi has been appointed by the Presbyterian College Chaplains Association (PCCA) to represent the group on the board of directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). Wilhelmi is filling an unexpired term on the board due to the departure of the current president of the […]

President Dunsworth
May 13, 2019 • Posted in ,

President Dunsworth Elected Chair Of APCU

University of the Ozarks President Richard L. Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected as the new chair of the board of directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) at the organization’s annual meeting in March. His term will run through July 2020. Dunsworth has served on the APCU board since 2017. The APCU […]

Rev. Lisa Reece
September 11, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Texas Pastor To Visit Campus

The Rev. Lisa Reece, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, in Bonham, Texas, will visit University of the Ozarks during the week of Sept. 24 as a visiting pastor in the University’s Pastoral Study Leave Program. She will lead the University’s weekly Chapel Service at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Reece has served at First […]