Dear Current or Prospective Student:
Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Union and I look forward to getting to know you during your time here. Please know that I have an open door policy, and enjoy meeting with students about personal goals, personal or institutional challenges that need solutions, or brainstorming about ideas that can better serve the university and our community. You may also contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook or by setting up an appointment by calling 731.661.5090.
It is my desire to walk along students as they continue to develop a dynamic faith with God. I enjoy seeing students begin to understand their calling, and pursue excellence while training for that calling at Union. Finally, I encourage students to connect with this local community we call Union through involvement, leadership and service, as well as larger communities such as Jackson and beyond. It is my prayer that through faith, excellence in vocational preparation, leadership and service that Union students would be characterized by an attractive faith that would be noticed by a world in need. "In those days, ten men from ten different nations will clutch at the coat sleeve of one Jew and say, 'Please be my friend, for I know that God is with you." Zechariah 8:23.
Kimberly Thornbury, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Services & Dean of Students
Mission Statement: The Dean of Students Office provides opportunities, resources and solutions to increase student satisfaction, develop student leaders, and help retain students to our campus.
Union University is committed to the success, satisfaction, leadership development and the integration of faith and learning/living for all our students. Below is a list of Union University's retention rates for all our traditional, undergraduate students, excluding adult learning programs. National "retention rates" refer to the percent of freshman who return to the same college or university their second (sophomore) year. View Union's graduation rates
For the entering class of:
- 2003 - 74%
- 2004 - 74%
- 2005 - 75%
- 2006 - 77%
- 2007 - 85%
- 2008 - 82%
Union exceeds the average retention rate for reporting CCCU (Council for Christian College) schools. For information about CCCU retention rates, see cccu.org
For more information about student retention at Union University, plesae contact Kimberly Thornbury, Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students at email@example.com or at 731.661.5090.