Message to The Guild from the President of HCU

Dr. Robert B. Sloan
Dr. Robert B. Sloan

Dear Friends,

Of the many remarkable events Sue and I have experienced during our 17 years at this institution, changing our name to Houston Christian University stands out as one of the most meaningful. Our new name represents a University that welcomes all students, regardless of their religious affiliation, to benefit from our excellent academic programs … a University whose historic Christian commitments have not and will not change … and a University that is sustained by its central confession that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Many positive benefits accompanied our name change and rebranding process, as multiple media outlets featured our journey, giving us recognition throughout the community and state. Recently we celebrated a significant milestone when the first Houston Christian University degrees were awarded to our August graduates. And through this year of change, we have been welcomed with enthusiastic support from so many alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of HCU.

From its inaugural class of 193 students in 1963, the University has grown significantly, with a current Fall enrollment of 4,189 and an alumni base of more than 25,600, including bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees, thereby achieving the status of a comprehensive University. Much of the growth and development of HCU is due to the consistent prayers and dedication of Guild members, and Sue and I want to express our heartfelt thanks to each of you for your unwavering support which has enabled this University to touch numerous lives and advance the cause of Christian higher education.


Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
Houston Christian University