Welcome From The Dean | Judson University Christian College


Welcome from the Dean

Dear Student,

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Business and Professional Studies. When it comes to Judson University, as an entity, things worth noting include: We are a Christian institution offering undergraduate and graduate students opportunities in a wide variety of subjects. These are provided in small classes, often interdisciplinary, on two primary campuses, Elgin and Rockford. The mission of the School Business and Professional Studies is based on Matthew 5:13-14. We desire to develop effective leaders who are: Grounded in God’s Word; Committed to lifelong learning; and Able to enhance their organizations and society.

Here are some additional specifics:

  1. Our focus is on real-world application. Although research plays an important role in the educational process, if students cannot take learning into where they work, we have missed the mark.
  2. Although our standards are high, our approach is on how you will succeed, not what rigors we can impose. We want to work with you in successfully developing a HOW way of thinking instead of an IF state of mind.
  3. Our faculty is experienced, professional and caring. You have access to them, the program directors and the dean. You are not a number.
  4. We offer degree programs in traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate studies. These include majors, minors, certifications…and plans for more.
  5. We offer face-to-face, online and blended courses.
  6. Our adult undergraduate and graduate programs meet one night per week and can be completed in as little as 16 months.

Those are exciting and valuable features. However, the bottom line of what we do is help you take significant steps toward your potential. You will determine purpose, develop skills and establish action plans. You will learn how to distinguish between paths of value and paths of frustration. You will further develop both your professional and personal networks. All of these will not only contribute to you becoming a life-long learner, but also assist you in enhancing your work, your organizations, society and your work-life balance.

If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact me directly. I would be thrilled to meet with you.


Dr. David L. Cook, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, School Business and Professional Studies




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