ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Greenlaw, Founder of Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU), has announced he plans to retire July 31, 2017, after serving 27 years as the University's founder and President. ADU is currently celebrating its own 25th Anniversary. Dr. Greenlaw has guided the University's growth from conception 27 years ago, to a fully-accredited institution of academic and spiritual excellence.
During his tenure, the student body has grown from 243 students to nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the 10 faculty and staff members who started the school have grown to over 250 strong. At its opening, ADU only offered four associate degrees and one certificate, but now has expanded to over 20 degrees at every level: associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral.
Dr. Greenlaw expressed his admiration for the school and its employees. "It's been a privilege to work alongside such a passionate group of people, impacting the lives of these students who are the future of healthcare. ADU has exceeded all doubts and expectations, and I'm confident that the community of devoted individuals we've gathered here will continue that growth. To have been a part of that journey is immensely rewarding."
Lars Houmann, Chairman of ADU's Board of Trustees stated, "Dr. Greenlaw is a remarkable leader with an extraordinary legacy. He took on a monumental task 27 years ago, to build an institution focused on teaching healthcare as ministry, and ADU's incredible progress is a testament to his hard-work and vision. The firm foundation of his legacy supports the University as it continues to advance the mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ."
About Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU)
Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry. ADU fulfills this mission by developing skilled professionals who live the healing values of Christ.
ADU offers undergraduate and graduate programs including: Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Sciences, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing (BSN), Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy. The University is associated with Florida Hospital and the Adventist Health System.
ADU embraces the benefit of whole person care as demonstrated in the life and ministry of Christ. The University is dedicated to developing skilled professionals who live the healing values of Christ. Graduates who live these values effectively extend the healing ministry of Christ.
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