February 13, 2013 (Jackson) - Professor Bob Pennebaker, Chair of the Visual Art Department, has been appointed by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) to the NASAD Committee on Ethics Board.

NASAD is the national organization that accredits the 322 universities who have met their standards of excellence in visual arts. Belhaven has held NASAD accreditation for many years, but is one of only 30 Universities in America whose four primary arts programs are all independently accredited.

The Committee on Ethics consists of three elected officials, one Chair and two members. The Chair is elected by the membership. The other two members are appointed by the Board of Directors.

The 2012-2013 Committee of Ethics:

Mary Colleen Heil, Chair (2013)
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Bob Pennebaker (2015)
Belhaven University

Sally Struthers (2014)
Sinclair Community College


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.