SBU, Mercy Expand Health Care Education Partnership
After nearly four decades working together to train the next generation of nurses, Mercy Springfield Communities and Southwest Baptist University are expanding their partnership to include a broader range of health care professions.
Southwest Baptist University Accreditation Reaffirmed
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) board voted to reaffirm Southwest Baptist University's accreditation with no concerns. SBU was placed on the Standard Pathway 10-Year cycle at HLC's board meeting on Thursday, November 2. The reaffirmation is the culmination of months of diligent work by the SBU administration, faculty, staff, and board members to confirm the university continues to meet the high standards necessary for accreditation.
SBU to Sell Salem Facility, Lease Back Space to Continue Degree Programs
Southwest Baptist University has agreed to sell the Gott Center for Christian Education in Salem to the Salem Board of Education, strengthening its relationship with the Salem community while continuing to offer degree programs through the campus.
Board of Trustees Adopts New Strategic Plan for SBU
The strategic direction of Southwest Baptist University was set during the University's Fall Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 17. In addition to reviewing the 2023-2024 budget and approving tuition rates for the 2024-2025 academic year, the trustees unanimously adopted a strategic plan to guide the university to its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2028.