ACU President Dr. Royce Money cited for leadership in encouraging character development


For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 1999

Abilene Christian University President Dr. Royce Money is among only 50 college and university presidents recognized for their outstanding leadership in the field of student character development in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development, a guidebook released nationwide.

Designed for students, parents and educators who believe that character matters, The Templeton Guide contains profiles of 405 exemplary college programs in 10 categories; 50 college presidents who have exercised leadership in character development; and 100 colleges and universities named to the Templeton Honor Roll for their comprehensive commitment and programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

Since becoming president in 1991, Dr. Money's mission for ACU is to transform student character in the likeness of Jesus' character to help them become visionary leaders of integrity.

"Dr. Money's and Abilene Christian University's strong commitment to character development are a model for colleges and universities nationwide," said Arthur J. Schwartz, Ed.D., Director of Character Development Programs at the John Templeton Foundation.

"The Templeton Guides identifies colleges that encourage students to understand the importance of personal and civic responsibility, which will help them succeed in college and beyond. Dr. Money's and ACU's work in this area is most impressive."

The Templeton Guide also recognizes programs that represent the best practices in the field of character development. Programs were chosen based on clarity of vision and statement of purpose; institutional resources; involvement of institutional leaders; impact on students, faculty, campus and community; integration into core curriculum; longevity; external awards and recognition; and assessment. ACU is also profiled in The Templeton Guide for its Civic Education and Senior-Year Programs.

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