Office of the President

Under the leadership of Andrew Barton, EdD, interim president, Azusa Pacific University is dedicated to providing Christ-centered academic excellence as it equips students to become difference makers around the world. The Office of the President and administrative staff provide collaborative leadership and strategic vision to prepare APU as a strong, vibrant leader in Christian higher education.

APU Names Interim President

“Following the unanimous endorsement of the Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to announce the appointment of Andrew Barton, EdD, as Interim President of Azusa Pacific University, effective November 5, 2021.

“Dr. Barton is an accomplished executive leader with more than 25 years of experience across several sectors, each focused on improving and transforming the lives of those served. As part of APU for the last 14 years, he has served in multiple executive roles across our institution, beginning with Advancement, then Los Angeles Pacific University, and, for the last four years, as the Senior Advisor/Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Planning and Mission Integration. Most recently, he has led the comprehensive, organization-wide strategic planning, communication, and ongoing implementation process for Renewal, our seven-year strategic plan.”

Tom Miller
Chair, Board of Trustees

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