For Dr. Lisa Forbes, building leaders is about a lot more than teaching them to pursue strong bottom lines and balance sheets, but helping learn to follow Christ-like principles that change the world.
Forbes holds the Adventist Health System Endowed Chair of Business Administration, and specializes in teaching accounting and finance.
In 2015, Adventist Health System gave a $2 million gift to Union College to permanently endow a faculty position in the Division of Business and Computer Science. “Adventist Health System appreciates the work Union College does to provide a Christian education for future leaders,” said Don Jernigan, former president of the health care system that operates 45 hospitals in 10 states. “It is my prayer that this gift will strengthen Union and thus also help to strengthen our company through the future infusion of skilled, spiritual healthcare leaders.”
Nearly 50 Union College graduates work in top-level C-suite positions in hospitals and health care systems across the country. “I love being part of an educational experience that prepares students to excel as leaders in health care and many other fields,” said Forbes. “I pray what we do inside and outside the classroom mentors students and encourages them to seek God’s calling for their lives, and I am thrilled to see the difference our alumni make in the lives of people affected by their institutions.”
You may not be able to give an endowment that funds a professor’s salary, but every gift matters to the students who receive the benefits of scholarships funding, technology and quality teachers. If you’d like learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of Union students, contact the Advancement office at www.ucollege.edu/giving-opportunities or call 402.486.2503.