A Welcome from Dr. Tommy Sanders, Assistant Provost and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

I would like to welcome you to ETBU, an institution of higher learning now entering its second century. Sitting atop the highest point in Marshall in the piney woods section of East Texas, ETBU is frequently referred to as the light on the hill.  This is literally true but more importantly, it is a reference to the words of Jesus who challenged his followers with these words, "Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

You will find that ETBU is a friendly, personal, learning community.  We understand at ETBU that learning requires involvement to be really effective, and ETBU is a great place to get involved.  This includes internships, service opportunities, being on athletic teams, performing in fine arts performances, leading in chapel services, and participating in many clubs and activities

Our goal at ETBU is not merely to help you get a degree.  It is more than a place to develop lifelong friends and have a great time.  Our goal is to help you develop into a leader that will make a difference in the world.  We are here to walk alongside you and support you as you prepare for the journey that God has in store for you. 

Welcome to ETBU.


Provost Office Staff

Dr. Tommy Sanders   



Assistant Provost
and Interim Vice-President
for Academic Affairs  

903.923.2039    tsanders@etbu.edu

Kathy McGuire


Administrative Assistant