Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Callam appointed trustee of Mercer University

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Baptist World Alliance® General Secretary Neville Callam has been appointed a trustee of Mercer University in the state of Georgia in the United States.

Callam joins the 45-member Board of Trustees that has responsibility for overall policy-making for the university. Mercer was founded in 1833 and is one of the largest Baptist-affiliated tertiary educational institutions in the world.

Mercer describes itself as “a faith-based institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The institution is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.”

The board is responsible for establishing broad institutional goals and for securing resources to support the university’s programs.

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© January 4, 2013

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