Letter from the Provost’s Office
Welcome to Houston Baptist University! I’m glad you have decided to join us for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our mission is to “provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, ‘Jesus Christ is Lord’.” In Luke 10:36-39, Jesus was asked, ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” We strive to exhibit the love of Christ through our teaching, our learning, our scholarship, and our service.
The 2018-2019 Catalog for HBU contains a wealth of information to guide you in your personal journey here. The catalog contains policies and procedures for the various divisions and departments of the university. The answers to many of your questions are found within these pages. Moreover, in these pages you will find descriptions of who we are as a University and what we offer to assist you in becoming the person God desires you to be.
Under the leadership of President Robert Sloan and the Trustees, our university is experiencing rapid growth both in numbers of students and faculty. We continue to renew our commitment to excellence in all areas of Christian higher education. I encourage you to visit the HBU website at HBU.edu/TenPillars to learn more about the Ten Pillars which guide the 12-year vision for our University. HBU’s alumni stand with us as testimony to the strong character and quality of our University.
The University’s faculty and staff reflect a high level of dedication to meet the intellectual and spiritual needs of our students. As a university founded on the truths of the Christian faith, we strive to nurture the head and the heart. Many of our faculty and staff have spent most of their professional careers working with HBU students. This is an indication of their dedication to students and their enthusiasm for HBU’s academic program. Each of us stands ready to assist you in your academic growth and the achievement of your goals.