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Academic Affairs

A Welcome from the Academic Affairs Staff

We 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.

Name/Title Division Phone
Mr. Vince Blankenship
Assistant Provost, Adult and Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor of Adult Education
Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies 903.923.2002 Send Message View Bio
Ms. Elizabeth Ponder
Assistant Provost
Associate Professor of Library Sciences
Academic Affairs 903.923.2074 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Thomas Sanders
Provost and Vice President
Professor of Christian Ministry
Edwin F. and Mary Prince Moore Chair of Business Professor
Academic Affairs 903.923.2075 Send Message View Bio
Chris Sooter
Administrative Assistant
Academic Affairs 903.923.2037 Send Message View Bio
Ms. Felicia Taylor
Academic Affairs 903.923.2040 Send Message View Bio