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Dr. Sloan’s HBU Timeline

The years of Dr. Robert Sloan’s tenure at HBU have been full of numerous University accomplishments and noteworthy items to celebrate. Here is just one of the many highlights for each year.

  • 2006
    September 1: Dr. Robert B. Sloan becomes the third president of Houston Baptist University.
  • 2007
    The Morris Cultural Arts Center, with McNair Hall, Belin Chapel, The Dunham Bible Museum, The Museum of Southern History, the Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts, and the stately Dunham Theatre, are completed.
  • 2008
    The Ten Pillars vision is approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • 2009
    The HBU Board of Trustees approves a new mission statement: The mission of Houston Baptist University is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
  • 2010
    The HBU community celebrates 50 years.
  • 2011
    HBU Athletics re-enters NCAA Division I competition.
  • 2012
    The HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center is dedicated, allowing the University to help strengthen the mind, spirit and body of every student.
  • 2013
    HBU begins offering a Master of Arts in Apologetics taught by some of the world’s leading apologetics scholars.
  • 2014
    The Husky Football team competes in its first official season.
  • 2015
    HBU receives its largest single gift, $15 million, from Archie W. and Linda Dunham for the Archie W. Dunham College of Business.
  • 2016
    HBU’s first doctoral program, the EdD in Executive Educational Leadership, is launched, making HBU a national, comprehensive university.
  • 2017
    HBU marks its 50th graduating class and the 20,000th graduating student.
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