June 7, 2011 - Belhaven University professors are some of the hardest workers in higher learning who passionately teach the many students who pass through Belhaven doors. Six of Belhaven’s faculty members were recently honored with tenure.

Glenn Sumrall, Vice Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences, said, “These faculty members are representative of the Belhaven commitment to excellence in academics along with a deep commitment to integration of faith and learning. Each has demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching, a love for students and a commitment to the Christian mission of Belhaven University.”

As a part of the tenure process, each faculty member was required to write a 15 page paper explaining their plans to integrate Christian principles into their academic disciplines. Congratulations to each faculty member that received tenure this year.

Yusufu Jinkiri - Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Chris Shelt - Professor of Voice, Church Music and Choral Activities

Ravenna Tucker-Wagnon - Associate Professor of Dance

Edwin McAllister - Professor of English and Student Publications Advisor

Cynthia Newland - Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department

Paul Reese - Associate Professor of Biology

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.