The Committee of 100 for Southern Adventist University exists to reinforce and promote Southern's mission of educating the next generation. This is done by combining financial resources to fund various projects that improve the university's physical campus. These projects ensure that the university's facilities are adequate for a productive learning environment.
In 1963, Southern Missionary College had 780 students on campus, an enrollment projection of up to 1,500 for the next 10 years, and a campus designed for a maximum of 500 students.
After extensive study, trustees and administrators concluded that the dilemma could not be solved solely through funds provided by the university and its affiliates. Much wider assistance and cooperation was the only answer. Consequently, 20 community leaders were called to the campus to study the situation and make recommendations.
That day, the Committee of 100 was conceived as a means of organizing influential leaders into a group that could complement the Board of Trustees and produce the facilities and operational procedures needed by the institution to operate at its fullest potential. By combining financial resources to fund various projects that improve the university's physical campus, these projects ensure that the university's facilities are adequate for a productive learning environment and the education of the next generation.
Today, with more than 3,000 students, Southern is still served faithfully by the Committee of 100.
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