Criswell College received notification from the U.S. Department of Education last week that the school’s Title IX exemption request had been granted. Submitted in September of 2015, the request exempts the college from certain elements of Title IX, the civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in schools that receive federal funding.
Criswell is one of many evangelical schools that has sought exemption in light of the Obama administration’s 2014 reinterpretation of Title IX to include gender identity and sexual orientation.
According to Criswell president Barry Creamer, the government has put undue burden on colleges to seek exemption from a law that should not conflict with religious freedom.
“The government violates constitutionally protected religious liberties when it attempts to prevent a student from receiving federal funds to attend an institution in keeping with his or her religious beliefs,” Creamer said.
DALLAS–Criswell College’s new Bachelor of Science in Education degree was approved by the Texas Education Agency State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) this summer and more recently by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The 129-hour program is one of only two education degrees accredited by SBEC in 2016, and … Continue reading Criswell Education degree approved by TEA, SACS
DALLAS–President Obama visited Dallas Tuesday to attend an interfaith memorial service honoring the fallen police officers slain in last week’s attack, the deadliest day for law enforcement since September 11. The president, who was in Warsaw attending his fifth and final NATO Summit when the attacks occurred, cut his Europe trip short by a day … Continue reading Obama Addresses Education, Gun Control at Dallas Memorial
DALLAS—After an extended search, Criswell College announced the hiring of Michael Clayton as the new Vice President of Advancement, effective July 1.
A Dallas native, Clayton received his undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist University and pursued theological education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth as well as Luther Rice Seminary.
Over the course of his career he spent 15 years as President of the Southeast Texas Better Business Bureau and over 20 years serving local churches in administrative and pastoral roles.
DALLAS—Criswell College president Barry Creamer announced today a gift of $1 million from the estate of Barbara F. Marshall, a long-time supporter of the college. In conjunction with the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation, the funds will establish the C. Frank and Barbara F. Marshall Scholarship Fund as an endowment to benefit and assist students … Continue reading Criswell Announces $1M Gift, Establishes Endowment
DALLAS—Criswell College trustees meeting on April 7 promoted H. Leroy Metts to distinguished professor status a week before the New Testament and Greek scholar was honored at a special chapel service recognizing his 40-year tenure at the school.
Metts joined the faculty in 1976, and has since taught 20 different courses. Twice named Professor of the Year, Metts received an honorary doctorate from Criswell College in 2009 and was the first recipient of the Metts Language Award that is presented annually.
Energized by a financially healthy forecast without any current debt, the board unanimously approved a $6.6 million budget representing an 8 percent increase over last year. Department initiatives in development, communications, and student services, along with security expenditures and employee benefits, account for the increase.
DALLAS—An online directory lists Criswell College as 13th among the top 25 most affordable providers of pastoral care counseling degrees. The survey of 206 schools offering graduate degrees in clinical pastoral, pastoral counseling, and pastoral studies was narrowed to the 118 that are regionally accredited and provide pastoral or biblical counseling degrees or emphases. The top 25 most affordable providers include schools ranging in cost from $4,590 to $10,674 and are listed at the website bestcounselingdegrees.net.
DALLAS – Seeking to continue its mission of training students to serve as Christian leaders throughout society, Criswell College has announced the hiring of Dr. Vickie S. Brown, formerly of Arlington Baptist College, as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of Education. Dr. Brown’s appointment is in conjunction with the announcement of a new … Continue reading Criswell College to Add New Degree in Education, Hires Program Director