Relevant. Innovative. Transformational.
These are three ideas that come to mind when I consider the vision for Crown Online. The Crown experience must be relevant, meaning we need to meet students where they are at academically, socially and spiritually. As Crown College nears its 2016 centennial year, I see the need, more than ever, for this Christian college to “step up” its game and provide relevant, value and biblically based education for the next 100 years. As societal ills continue to escalate we need students and graduates who are trained, called and committed to fill the gap. One great aspect of Crown Online Now is that you will be able to read about students and individuals who are addressing these societal ills with the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Online education is flexible and affordable, but it also needs to be innovative. Our students are able to take advantage of some exciting opportunities through webinars, blogs, MOOCs and partnerships. My desire is to see Crown Online continue to expand its scope and reach across this country and around the world. As we seek to grow and innovate, Crown Online is committed to maintaining a highly personalized experience for our students. This will be a constant challenge, but we are intentionally committed to this value.
Every employee of Crown Online feels the call to transform the lives of our students through the educational process. Crown Online is more than a place to take a course or complete a degree; it is a transformational incubator. Students have the opportunity to interact with and learn from their peers and professors each week and to have their world-views, skills and knowledge developed throughout the courses and degrees. My desire is that each of our students will take the knowledge and skills learned and challenge others to improve and change their lives – and through that process, transformation is replicated.
The best days of Crown Online are in its future and I am thrilled that you are on the journey with us.