Union to launch School of Adult and Professional Studies with Aug. 1 ceremony
JACKSON, Tenn. — Union University will hold a ribbon cutting and celebration ceremony for its new School of Adult and Professional Studies Aug. 1 at its facility at 1938 Emporium Drive in Jackson.
The continuing studies department at Union has been a part of the College of Education and Human Studies for several years, but trustees in April approved a measure creating the School of Adult and Professional Studies, which takes effect Aug. 1.
Beverly Absher, who has been chair of the continuing studies department, will become the founding dean of the new school.
“Adult students matter at Union,” Absher said. “This new initiative will allow us to improve our service to adult students in the region as we continue providing degree opportunities for them that are convenient and affordable, academically rigorous and distinctly Christian.”
The ceremony will include Scripture reading, a brief history of adult and professional studies at Union, student testimonial, prayer of dedication, ribbon cutting and a reception. It will begin at 9:30 a.m., and it is open to the public.