Patrick Allen, provost
My vision is that George Fox University will be recognized as one of the finest small teaching universities in the Northwest - with the most formative educational experience on the face of the earth. The more I get to know our faculty, the more I am convinced that this is truly possible. And as you learn more about George Fox, I believe that you will be convinced, too!
Simply put, faculty build bridges that students walk across. They are the true heroes of this good place, and I am very proud to serve with them. I remind our faculty often that the job is not simply to teach. Rather, the challenge is to teach, to shape, and to send.
Of course, you can teach, shape and send in many directions. For us, the Christian faith is our organizing practice and anchor. We deeply believe that faith without knowledge is weak and ineffective, while knowledge without faith is dangerous and self-seeking. Like two sides of a coin, faith and knowledge support, complement, strengthen and complete each other. Christian faith and practice are central to us as we pursue truth, believing that Jesus is the truth.I hope you get the idea that we are serious about high academic standards, quality teaching, and Christian formation at George Fox University. The Academic Affairs Office (AAO) is proud to serve our faculty and students. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.