The New President of an Evangelical University has a Question: “What Would Booker T. Washington Do?”

Booker T. Washington believed in bootstraps, racial uplift, and the power of helping people help themselves through education. Evangelical higher ed has a lot to learn from him, according to Warner Pacific’s Brian Johnson.

Johnson is one of only three Black presidents at a Council for Christian Colleges & Universities–affiliated school, and he’s on a mission to be fiscally responsible, elevate the ideal of excellence, and insist on opportunities for racial minorities.

Read the full article from our November issue below:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/november/brian-johnson-warner-pacific-tuskegee-booker-t-washington.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=article&fbclid=IwAR0VDcUCdKZFjSwulRz_zaF37mhM91CuwphnrQaeV-yv27CYIqZ2lj22kZk

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An Evening with Sho Baraka: Interview with President Brian Johnson, Warner Pacific University

“An Evening with Sho Baraka: Warner Pacific University”

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Save the Date: April 8, 2022 Installation of 8th Warner Pacific University President

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“What Would Booker T. Washington Do: Brian Johnson thinks the answer might make the difference at Warner Pacific.” (October 19, 2021) by Liam Adams _Christianity Today_

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/november/brian-johnson-warner-pacific-tuskegee-booker-t-washington.html

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Judge Xiomara Torres: Warner Pacific University Chapel Speaker

Pleased to welcome Judge Xiomara Torres to campus to speak to our students. Her life, career and work has truly moved in both “civic and sacred spaces.” We honor her today for her work in Multnomah County court.

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_The Yancy Years _: Zoom Discussion of Documentary History of Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy 14-Year Tenure at Johnson C. Smith University

Please view our discussion with Dr. Yancy on the digitized publication of The Yancy Years Wednesday October 13, 2021 8pm EST/5pm PST: http://www.hbcusmarttv.com/watch-live

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HBCU Nation: The Yancy Years

https://www.hbcunation.org/post/this-week-on-it-seasyson-the-yancy-years?fbclid=IwAR31vu6dQ46XjPouXD01HbR2tWZAxNDnuOszDIgHFLUECO66A7bcVGpLo7Y

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Digitized and Available for Download: THE YANCY YEARS 1994-2008: THE AGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGY & RESTORATION

Johnson C. Smith University Alumni, Friends, Family, faculty & staff members who served between 1994-2008 and HBCU pundits, researchers and enthusiasts who wish to learn about the intricacies of HBCU leadership, we are so excited to announce that the documentary history chronicling the 14 1/2 year presidency of Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy is now DIGITIZED and AVAILABLE for you to read and download for FREE.

THE YANCY YEARS: THE AGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGY AMD RESTORATION (2008) co-authored by Dr. Brian Johnson, Benny Smith, APR, MMC and Dr. Sharon Raynor which documents the successes and achievements during this pivotal moment of the university’s first female president is not only essential reading but a guide—for posterity’s sake—in understanding the importance of HBCU leadership which are not described via social media. For this history predates the world of social media where any all opinions are proffered without respect to validity.

As a documentary history, this book is not anecdotal history but qualitative analysis through interviews and publicly accessible documents written by administrators to provide an inside view into the tenure of, arguably, our alma mater’s most successful president whose vocation was to return and serve her beloved alma mater.

Needless to say, Dr. Yancy is alive, well and prospering but let us all “give honor to where honor is due”. And she enjoys the same level of “quickness of thought” that those who have served with her know so well.

Booker T. Washington, arguably the greatest university president, offered the following “Let examples answer.” In this history, JCSU and HBCU enthusiasts will learn about the following during a 14-year history with supplemental documents in the appendix and much more: https://lnkd.in/dpzGGVNA

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Iconic Christian, Activist and Artist-Sho Baraka-joins Warner Pacific University Faculty

“At such a critical time for race relations in Portland and in our country, Sho’s philosophy and activism is timely as well as crucial,” noted Brian L. Johnson, PhD, president of Warner Pacific University. “I have been a fan of his since listening to his Talented 10th album. I was intrigued by an artist with the breadth and depth to wrestle with race, politics, religion, and faith in a musical and deeply meaningful way.”

Iconic Hip-Hop Artist and Activist to Join Warner Pacific University Faculty

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“Seeing within A Seige” 2 Kings 6:24-2 Kings 7:20″ Warner Pacific University Fall 2021 Opening Convocation Address (August 31, 2021)

Opening Convocation Address: “Seeing within a Seige”

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