President's Report

2018-19 

A study by Strada Education Network (www.stradaeducation.org) and Gallup shows the link between relevant, engaged learning experiences and the long-term benefits of a successful, satisfying career. Promoting that engaged learning environment is one of PBA’s strategic themes.

The Strada/Gallup study also points to the importance of supportive relationships during college. Students flourish with the help of professors and mentors who care about them and encourage them to pursue their goals and dreams.

Those caring relationships are a big part of why Palm Beach Atlantic shines so well in an analysis done by The New York Times and the Urban Institute’s Center on Education Data and Policy. (See page 9, below.)  

Thanks to the whole PBA community — alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and supporters — the University has concluded its 50th year in fine fashion.

Throughout the pages of this report you can read details about the academic year’s accomplishments and growth throughout PBA’s schools and departments.

We’ve added our sixth Center of Excellence: the Center for Biblical Leadership, which is headed by World Vision veteran leader Dr. Sam Voorhies. And we’ve gained two more Fulbright students, James Davisson and Allison Rice (page 14). Meanwhile, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed the University’s accreditation through 2028.

On page 16 you’ll see the architect’s rendering of a beautiful, 510-bed residence hall being built at the corner of Pembroke Place and South Dixie Highway. And we’ve acquired the building that many will recall as the Benjamin Moore Paint store on South Dixie. It’s being completely renovated to become a visual arts studio.

Read about this and much more in the annual President's Report.