William Jessup University

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William Jessup University
William Jessup University logo
MottoTransforming Tomorrow...Today
Established1939
TypeChristian university
Religious affiliationNon-denominational Christian
Endowment$1.1 million[1]
Students890+
LocationRocklin, California, USA
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue & white
Websitewww.jessup.edu
 
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William Jessup University
William Jessup University logo
MottoTransforming Tomorrow...Today
Established1939
TypeChristian university
Religious affiliationNon-denominational Christian
Endowment$1.1 million[1]
Students890+
LocationRocklin, California, USA
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue & white
Websitewww.jessup.edu

William Jessup University is a non-denominational Christian college located in Rocklin, California. The university served over 1280 students during 2011/12, with 942 full time equivalents. Record enrollments have occurred for the past 3 consecutive semesters.9[2]

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History

The University was founded as San Jose Bible College in 1939, in San Jose by William Jessup, the school's first President. By 1951, with the school expanding and the San José State University across the street encroaching, San Jose Bible College moved to a parcel bordered by Coyote Creek, 12th Street and Highway 280. Spanish style classroom buildings and several dormitory buildings made up the small campus.

William Jessup retired in 1960 and was replaced by Alvan L. Tiffin. Later, Woodrow Phillips, an alumnus, was president from 1968 to 1979. Dr. Bryce Jessup, a Pepperdine University alumnus and son of the original president, was President from 1984–2010, when he retired. After a national search, Dr. John Jackson was selected to be the 6th President in March 2011. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Chapman University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and UC Santa Barbara with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.

In 1989, the school was renamed San Jose Christian College and in 2002, the school was regionally accredited by WASC. As the school's enrollment increased, it became obvious that additional expansion was necessary. Unable to find a new location in the Santa Clara Valley, and finding a new location in Rocklin, it decided to move to the Sacramento Metropolitan city of Rocklin in April 2003. The University officially moved its San Jose Campus in June 2004. Along with the move, the college was renamed William Jessup University. A branch campus has been retained in San Jose that primarily serves Adult Degree Completion students through its School of Professional Studies.

The current location was formerly a Herman Miller Furniture Factory, and many of the buildings were designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. Current Architect, Russ Taylor has won awards for the re-design of the campus.

Majors

William Jessup currently has a variety of majors, both for traditional undergraduate, as well as Degree Completion programs. According to the school's website, the degrees are listed below:

Traditional Departments & Programs:

School of Professional Studies: (locations in San Jose and Rocklin)

Athletics

William Jessup University athletic teams are called the Warriors, and compete in the NAIA. The school teams participate in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track, men's golf, women's volleyball, and women's softball.

Notable alumni

Todd Hoffman

See also

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