ETBU's President Accomplishes Much in a Short Time - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

ETBU's President Accomplishes Much in a Short Time

ETBU's President Accomplishes Much in a Short Time

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

A 40,000 square foot student center, a new cafeteria, and this 320 bed dorm have all been added to the East Texas Baptist University campus since President Dub Oliver has taken over.
"When he first came to the campus, he wanted to walk from one end of the campus to the other and walk into everyone's office to shake hands. I knew we had someone special" - Mike Midkiff
Public Relations Coordinator Mike Midkiff says that Oliver has furthered the integration of faith and learning. He has added 4 new graduate courses, and is a regular chapel speaker. . 
"Midkiff says Dub Oliver will not be easy to replace." - Kevin Boyce
"The bar has been set high. We will probably look for the same qualities that Dub has. But (WE) will move this University to a higher place."
Oliver's last day will be in May, but the search for the new leader begins this week.  It took the ETBU Board of Trustees 6 months to choose Oliver, and they're hoping for a similar time line.
"We believe God calls students here, part of that role as President is to make sure Faith and learning are integrated. 

 

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.