Tippens to join ACU faculty in 2014Posted September 16, 2013
Dr. Darryl Tippens, chief academic officer for Pepperdine University, will retire from his current position next July and return to ACU in Fall 2014. He will combine his talents as a teacher, writer, resercher and scholar in an advisory role to Abilene Christian administrators.
Tippens has been Pepperdine’s provost since 2001, and is being saluted by the California university as “a steady voice for the essential and historical link between scholarship and faith,” according to its president and CEO, Andrew K. Benton.
He returns to ACU as its first University Distinguished Scholar of Faith, Learning and Literature. The externally funded position will include serving as senior advisor for academic initiatives.