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MBU Board revamps graduate counseling program, adds associates in radiologic technology

Missouri Baptist University’s Trustees approved significant changes to the University’s graduate offerings in counseling, along with the addition of an associates of applied science in radiologic technology, at their regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 23.

Beginning next year, MBU’s Master of Arts in Counseling program will be replaced with the Master of Arts—Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts—School Counseling and Master of Arts—School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.

The new programs are aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). MBU is currently pursuing CACREP accreditation. Pending approval, all students starting in the fall of 2017 who complete the new programs will be able to claim they graduated from a CACREP-accredited program.

Trustees approved the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology in partnership with Mercy Hospital St. Louis School of Radiologic Technology. The program will prepare students to sit for their board exam in radiologic technology.

In other business, the Board approved:

  • The promotions of Dr. Jonathan Blackmon to professor of music, Dr. Holly Brand to professor of psychology, Mr. James Kellogg to associate professor of criminal justice, Dr. Shayani Pieris to associate professor of plant science and Dr. Janet Puls to professor of psychology/human services.
  • The appointments of Dr. Patrick Cleveland as assistant professor of counseling education; and Ms. Lisa Chapman as assistant professor of nursing.
  • Resolutions of appreciation recognizing the Andersen Foundation, the US Bank Foundation and the Arbor Legacy Fund. The Members of the President’s Club, which is comprised of donors who have given $1,000 or more to MBU in the last year, were also recognized.

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.