La Sierra University

La Sierra University

name = La Sierra University

motto = To Seek, To Know, To Serve
established = 1922
endowment = $35 millioncitation
title=California Baptist University & La Sierra University
magazine=951 Magazine
date=July 23, 2005
undergrad = 2000
type = Private
president = Randal R. Wisbey, D.Min.
city = Riverside
state = California
country = United States
campus = Suburban, 100 acres (405,000 m²)
mascot = Golden Eagle
affiliation = Seventh-day Adventist
affiliations = Canadian University College
website= [] |

Founded in 1922, La Sierra University, formerly known as La Sierra College, is a private, co-educational Christian university located in inland Southern California in the city of Riverside, California. La Sierra University is part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education.

In 1967, Loma Linda University and La Sierra College joined their undergraduate programs to form a two-campus university. Although formal ties ended in 1990, the pre-professional programs still benefit from that relationship: La Sierra is known to be a major feeder school for Loma Linda University. La Sierra University's first president following its separation from Loma Linda University was Fritz Guy. He was followed by Lawrence T. Geraty. In 2007, Randal Wisbey, previously president of sister institution Columbia Union College, became president of La Sierra University.

La Sierra University comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Religion, and School of Education. The university offers graduate and undergraduate curricula in applied and liberal arts and sciences, business and management, religion, and programs for professional education in fulfillment of requirements for teaching credentials. The university recently opened its $23 million Thaine B. Price Science Complex, which houses mathematics, computer science and biology programs. [citation
title=Retiring president helped La Sierra University forge identity
newspaper= Press Enterprise
date=June 13, 2007
] The highest degree offered is the Ed.D.

Nearby are the affiliated Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school, La Sierra Academy, and the unrelated public high school, La Sierra High School.

La Sierra University has recently been promoting "going green." In addition to it's already present Service Learning program (involved in local elementary schools and rest homes) many students participated in a community service project on September 15, 2008. The Service Learning Office coordinated with "Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful" (KRCB), which is a volunteer program supported by the city of Riverside and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. ["Go Green in Riverside"]

La Sierra University has recently started developing the World Museum of Natural History-Palm Springs, located in 575 North Palm Canyon. []

Affiliated with Canadian University College and operating on the same campus, is La Sierra University Extended Campus Program offering a Master of Arts degree from the La Sierra University School of Education.

ee also

*List of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities
*Loma Linda University


External links

* [ La Sierra University]
* [ La Sierra University SIFE]

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