President of ADU Retires After 27 Years of Service

News Lisa Esser

Dr. David Greenlaw, Founder of Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU), has announced he plans to retire July 31, 2017, after serving 27 years as the University’s founder and President. ADU is currently celebrating its own 25th Anniversary. Dr. Greenlaw has guided the University’s growth from conception 27 years ago, to a fully-accredited institution of academic and spiritual excellence.

During his tenure, the student body has grown from 243 students to nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the 10 faculty and staff members who started the school have grown to over 250 strong. At its opening, ADU only offered four associate degrees and one certificate, but now has expanded to over 20 degrees at every level: associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.

Dr. Greenlaw expressed his admiration for the school and its employees. “It’s been a privilege to work alongside such a passionate group of people, impacting the lives of these students who are the future of healthcare. ADU has exceeded all doubts and expectations, and I’m confident that the community of devoted individuals we’ve gathered here will continue that growth. To have been a part of that journey is immensely rewarding.”

Lars Houmann, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Trustees stated, “Dr. Greenlaw is a remarkable leader with an extraordinary legacy. He took on a monumental task 27 years ago, to build an institution focused on teaching healthcare as ministry, and ADU’s incredible progress is a testament to his hard-work and vision. The firm foundation of his legacy supports the University as it continues to advance the mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”