President white and his family

Office of the President

  1. Meet Thomas White
  2. Speaking Requests
  3. Inside View
  4. Dr. White's Blog
  5. Chapel Series
  6. Publications
  7. President's Report
  8. Evangelism Resources
  9. Contact Information
  10. Board of Trustees
  11. President's Cabinet
  12. Past Presidents and History
  13. Inauguration Celebration
blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook

President’s Greeting

It is a privilege and honor to serve and lead at Cedarville University! For nearly 130 years, this institution has been dedicated to providing a comprehensive education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. That dedication has been rooted in a desire to glorify God, a desire permeated throughout the trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and friends of Cedarville.

As we look to the future, Cedarville will continue to be an exemplary Christian institution known for its commitment to academic excellence, submission to biblical authority, passion for the Great Commission, and intentional discipleship that transforms lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.

As I share with families about Cedarville’s approach to higher education, I refer to the importance of “1,000 Days.” From the day students arrive at Cedarville until they walk across the stage at graduation — not counting summer and winter breaks — students will be on our campus for approximately 1,000 days. In every one of those days, we are intentional about life transformation.

We are grounding our students in the Word through a solid Bible minor emphasizing biblical theology. We are discipling and mentoring the next generation of believers for eternal impact in their communities, cultures, local churches, and marketplaces. We will remain faithful to the stewardship entrusted to us, glorifying God by fulfilling His teaching and by producing well-educated graduates who are equipped to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

That’s what we do at Cedarville. That is our mission. We embrace that mission; we are unashamed of that mission. We will stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.

The President's 2017-18 chapel series is Proverbs: The Way of Wisdom. This video introduces you to the key themes of the series. You may access all previous messages in the series via our chapel archive.

Recent Blog Posts

6 Things the Lord Hates

What do you hate? It’s OK; we all hate — feel intense or passionate dislike — something. For me, it ranges from the simple — olives, mosquitos, and slow drivers in the left lane, to the serious — abortion, racism, and arrogance. In Proverbs 6, we... Read more »

E3 Offers Transformative Teen Discipleship Experience

This summer, Cedarville will hold the first-ever E3, a four-day camp for teens learning how to be disciple makers and servant leaders. From July 16-19, these committed young people will be empowered with a more sure understanding of who God is and a... Read more »