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Regent University Unveils Two New Music Degrees

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 14, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce that it will launch two new state-of-the-art music degree programs on its Virginia Beach campus in Fall 2021: a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership.

“Our new music programs are an exciting and important addition to our celebrated performing arts degree offerings,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “For those who seek a high-quality education in advanced musical training, Regent’s programs are built on excellence and will help you become a proficient musician, performer, and leader.”

The Bachelor of Music degree will offer three distinct concentrations: church music, music leadership and music performance. This program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in performance, directing, composition, or teaching.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership is designed for students who desire to serve as a worship leader, music director, music teacher, or lead a music ministry.

“Under the instruction of award-winning music professionals, Regent’s world-class music program will provide the finest training in music leadership, performance, music history, aural skills, and music theory,” said Dr. Peter Fraser, director of the School of Communication & the Arts.

To learn more, explore these new music degrees that will be offered on Regent’s campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

*Pending SACSCOC approval.

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

Regent University to Give $4,000 Scholarship to All Homeschooled Students

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 14, 2021) – Regent University is offering a $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship to all new on-campus, undergraduate students who graduate from a homeschool program.

“Although the COVID-19 economy has created financial hardship for many, we are committed to helping students invest in their futures,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “This $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship reflects our dedication to providing world-class, Christ-centered education at an affordable price.”

Regent’s new $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship provides free aid in the amount of $4,000 toward tuition at Regent University – $1,000 per year, for up to 4 years – beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, for all new on-campus, undergraduate students who were homeschooled and graduated as a homeschool student.

Regent University is homeschool-friendly, providing flexible admissions for homeschool students. Niche’s 2021 Best Colleges ranking placed Regent University among the best colleges in the nation for its campus, dorms, safety, degree programs, diversity, and student life. Regent University was also ranked the #1 best college in Virginia by Best Value Schools.

“To homeschooling families, we applaud your dedication to freedom and to excellent, values-based education,” said associate vice president for Enrollment Management, Heidi Cece. “You have created a strong educational foundation, and we will faithfully build upon that foundation at Regent.”

To claim your $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship, simply call (888) 718-1222 or visit regent.edu/homeschoolscholarship.

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

Regent University Offers $4,000 Private School Scholarship

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 12, 2021) – To provide financial assistance amidst the COVID-19 environment, Regent University is offering a $4,000 scholarship to all new on-campus undergraduate students who graduate from a private high school.

“This $4,000 scholarship reflects our dedication to providing world-class, high-quality education at an affordable price,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Although the COVID-19 economy has brought financial hardship upon many, we are committed to helping students invest in their futures.”

Regent’s new $4,000 Private School Scholarship provides free aid in the amount of $4,000 toward tuition at Regent University – $1,000 per year, for up to 4 years – beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, for all new on-campus, undergraduate students who graduate from a private high school.

In 2020, Regent University was ranked the #1 best college in Virginia by Best Value Schools. In the 2021 Best Colleges list, Niche ranked Regent University among the best colleges in the nation for its campus, dorms, safety, degree programs, diversity, and student life.

“To private school families, we recognize the investments you have already made in character formation and quality academic preparation,” said associate vice president for Enrollment Management, Heidi Cece. “You have developed a strong educational foundation, and we will continue to build upon that foundation at Regent.”

To claim your $4,000 Private School Scholarship, simply call 888.718.1222 or visit regent.edu/privateschool.

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

Regent Law Alumna Judge April Wood Sworn In as North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 1, 2021) – Regent University School of Law Dean Mark Martin, who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 2014-2019, presided over Judge April Wood’s North Carolina Court of Appeals swearing-in ceremony on New Year’s Day. Wood, a 1997 School of Law alumna, won the seat during the general election in November. 

Judge April Wood Notable Alumni and Regent Law Dean Mark Martin

“It was an honor to swear-in Judge Wood. Her legal training and extensive experience on the District Court will be a tremendous asset during her service on the NC Court of Appeals,” said Martin. “She is an excellent example of how our students graduate from Regent Law prepared to impact the communities they serve by upholding the Constitution and serving as a guardian of the rule of law.”

Wood was first elected to the NC Judicial District 22B District Court Bench in 2002, serving the citizens of Davie and Davidson County for 18 years. Until the judicial district was split, she also served Iredell and Alexander counties. 

As a District Court Judge, she presided over domestic violence cases, cases involving the Department of Social Services, juvenile delinquency cases, child custody and support cases, equitable distribution of marital property, criminal cases, traffic matters, involuntary commitments, and other civil law disputes. She is a certified Juvenile Court Judge. Prior to being elected, Wood maintained a law practice in Thomasville, North Carolina.

“I am thankful for the voters who chose to elect me to Seat 4 on the NC Court of Appeals. I look forward to taking my knowledge ― gained from my training at Regent University School of Law and my many years of being a district judge ― to the court of appeals,” said Wood. 

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Davidson County Courthouse; a reception followed at the Childress Vineyard’s Pavilion.

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Regent Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law currently ranks in the top 25 percent of all law schools for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.

Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

Regent University Names Michele Bachmann as Dean of the Robertson School of Government

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 22, 2020) – Regent University and its Board of Trustees have named U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the new dean of the Robertson School of Government, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson, Founder, Chancellor & CEO of Regent University, made the announcement today.

“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is a distinguished leader of national and global reputation,” said Robertson. “She has displayed exemplary vision, character, integrity, and skill throughout her career in government. We are delighted to welcome to Regent this remarkable public servant whose vast experience and principled leadership will provide an extraordinary role model for our students and graduates to emulate.”

“On behalf of the Regent University Board of Trustees, I welcome Michele Bachmann to Regent University’s Robertson School of Government,” said Phil Walker, Chairman of the Board at Regent University. “Her service to our great nation is an inspiration to us all. I know that the Regent community will greatly benefit from her outstanding leadership.”

Michele Bachmann was born in Waterloo, Iowa. She received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Winona State University in 1978. She married Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist who holds a master’s degree from Regent University. In 1986, Bachmann received a Juris Doctor degree from Oral Roberts University. She was a member of the ORU law school’s final graduating class, and was part of a group of faculty, staff, and students who moved the ORU law school library to Regent University. Two years later, she completed a Master of Law in taxation at the College of William & Mary. She worked for four years as a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Bachmann and her husband have five children. They also worked with a private foster care agency to house 23 children in their home during the 1990s. Bachmann’s children were home schooled and also attended private Christian schools, and her political career stemmed from her interest in education reform.

In 2000, Bachmann defeated a longtime moderate incumbent for a state senate seat in Minnesota. In 2006, Bachmann entered the race to represent her suburban Minneapolis congressional district. She won 52 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the House of Representatives. She easily won reelection in 2008 and 2010.

Bachmann’s extensive career highlights include:

  • Bachmann was the first Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Bachmann served as a United States Congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 6th District from 2007 to 2015.
  • She quickly became a national figure in the Republican Party and a founding member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus.
  • In 2011, Bachmann announced her bid for the Republican presidential nomination and ran for president in 2012.
  • Bachmann is a highly respected leader who is deeply committed to conservative values in government.

“It has been the highest honor to serve the American people and to uphold conservative principles on a national scale,” Bachmann stated. “I am thrilled to now direct my focus to preparing the next generation of government leaders at Regent University.”

The Robertson School of Government is an institutional member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA). Students learn from prominent faculty members and practitioners and participate in meaningful internships in Washington, D.C. and across the country. Over 1,100 alumni occupy strategic positions in state/national legislatures, the White House, local/state government, and the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. The school offers practice-oriented, research-based degrees including the M.A. in Campaigns & Political Leadership, M.A. in Government, M.A. in National Security Studies, and Master of Public Administration, online and on campus.

“Now, more than ever before, our nation needs principled leaders in government and Regent University is committed to providing a superb education to the future leaders of our great nation. I can think of no one better suited to lead the Robertson School of Government than Michele Bachmann,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Bachmann’s distinguished career in state and national governments will be invaluable to our students, alumni, and the Regent community.”

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

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Regent University Redesigns Regent.edu Website

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 21, 2020) – Regent University is pleased to announce that its flagship website – www.regent.edu – has been updated with a new design. 

“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to University Marketing & Public Relations and Information Technology who made this excellent website redesign possible,” said Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Your commitment to integrity, excellence, and innovation is evident in this state-of-the-art website. This beautiful new website will be a key linchpin to the university’s growth toward 20,000 students and beyond.”

The improved website will provide enhanced site speed and a streamlined user interface. The MyRegent portal – including BlackBoard, Genisys, and other internal applications – will remain unchanged. Site visitors can continue to access the MyRegent portal by clicking on “MyRegent” in the top right corner of www.regent.edu.

Over the course of several months, web designers and developers worked diligently to rebuild back-end databases and coding to ultimately improve site speed and performance. Additionally, the updated design scheme, inspiring visuals, and motivating content provide an enhanced website user experience.

“Our vision is to be the most influential, Christian, transformational university in the world,” said vice president for University Marketing & Public Relations, Claire Foster. “This newly redesigned website is a reflection of that mission, and of our deep, abiding commitment to Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

#RegentPrays: Regent University School of Divinity Launches 24-Hour Prayer Chain

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 10, 2020) – The Regent University School of Divinity has deployed a new 24-hour prayer group to accept prayer requests around the clock and to pray for the needs of all.

“We firmly believe in the miraculous power of prayer to transform lives,” said Dr. Corné Bekker, dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University. “Our 24-hour prayer chain will provide the supernatural support our students and their loved ones need – at any time, day or night.”

The School of Divinity offers high-quality, Christ-centered degrees including:

“Our mission is to equip our students with the education, values, and skills to change the world, and this prayer program is central to our mission,” said Associate Dean of Instruction & Operations, Dr. Jim Flynn. “For the church. By the church. Ministry-ready. For the glory of God.”

To submit a prayer request, simply email sodprayer@regent.edu.

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The School of Divinity is one of the fastest-growing seminaries in the nation. This interdenominational school of theology is anchored in a renewal perspective, with a focus on sanctification and the inner, personal change of self through the power of the Holy Spirit. Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of Association of the Theological Schools (ATS), the School of Divinity is listed among ATS’ Top 5 Largest M.Div. programs. Our degree programs prepare Christian leaders to serve in churches and on the mission field, and in education, the marketplace, military settings, and beyond. Whether online or on campus, you will receive the academically excellent, biblically focused education and practical tools needed to fulfill your ministry calling and impact lives for Christ.

Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum

Regent’s School of Business & Leadership Announces a New Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam and Dissertation Process

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 10, 2020) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership (SBL) is pleased to announce that, beginning Fall 2022, its Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program will implement an innovative comprehensive exam and dissertation process. Instead of timed comprehensive exams, SBL will utilize essays within the comprehensive exam coursework. The comprehensive exam essays will relate to the program outcomes of teaching, leading, and consulting. The final outcome, research, will be assessed through chapter 1 of students’ dissertation.

Students beginning their doctoral studies Spring 2021 will be entering their comprehensive exams and dissertation stage around Fall 2022 and will benefit from these changes.

“We have been looking at cutting-edge ways to ensure a more efficient and streamlined process through which our Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership students can complete their degrees, and this is it!” said Dr. Doris Gomez, SBL dean. “These changes will enable our doctoral students to swiftly and successfully move through their final phase of a rigorous doctoral journey and complete what God has asked of them. It is our joy to create the conditions to support our students to that end.”

In its new structure, rather than beginning the dissertation after comprehensive exams, SBL’s Ph.D. students will now begin their dissertation work as part of the comprehensive exams. The entire dissertation (chapters 2-5) may then be completed in just one to two semesters following the comprehensive exam semester. Throughout the process, faculty members will provide feedback and guidance for successful dissertation completion.

The Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership is designed to help leaders influence and invigorate organizations globally as scholars, teachers, consultants, and business professionals. This research-based terminal degree, offered online with residency requirements, is taught from a Christian worldview. Explore dissertation abstracts.

To learn more about Regent University’s doctorate in organizational leadership, or any of its exceptional business and leadership programs, visit regent.edu/sbl.

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The School of Business & Leadership is a Gold Winner – Best Business School and Best MBA Program by Coastal Virginia Magazine. The school also has earned a top-five ranking by U.S. News & World Report for its online MBA and online graduate business (non-MBA) programs. The school offers both online and on-campus degrees including Master of Business Administration, M.S. in Business Analytics, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, MA. in Product Management, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership.

Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

The Princeton Review Ranks Regent University Among Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs

The Princeton Review, known for its prestigious college rankings, announced today that Regent University ranks among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the nation for 2021.

“This award is a testament to the high caliber of preparation that business professionals receive through the Regent University School of Business & Leadership,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Our MBA programs prepare business leaders to operate with excellence in a rapidly changing global environment.”

Regent’s MBA programs provide high-quality leadership training with a global perspective, presented from a Christian worldview. To position graduates for success, Regent continuously looks for ways to adjust and adapt the program’s subject areas to meet changing market needs.

Regent offers two ACBSP-accredited MBA program tracks, both offered online and on campus:

The Princeton Review MBA rankings were determined using a combination of institutional and student survey data, including academic rigor, career outcomes, cost, affordability, and technological infrastructure.  “Our rigorous academics and flexible online programs enable our students to bring real-world expertise to the workplace while advancing their careers,” said Dr. Doris Gomez, dean of the School of Business & Leadership. “With rigorous academics and award-winning faculty, Regent offers the leading-edge MBA that employers are seeking today.”

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The School of Business & Leadership is a Gold Winner – Best Business School and Best MBA Program by Coastal Virginia Magazine. The school also has earned a top-five ranking by U.S. News & World Report for its online MBA and online graduate business (non-MBA) programs. The school offers both online and on-campus degrees including Master of Business Administration, M.S. in Business Analytics, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, MA. in Product Management, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership.

Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

Regent University Ranked #1 Best College in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (November 19, 2020) – Regent University has been named the #1 best college in Virginia in 2020 by Best Value Schools​. Regent was awarded the top ranking among 24 colleges in Virginia in the 2020 report.

“Regent University is committed to educating Christian leaders to change the world,” said Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor and CEO of Regent University. “Being recognized as the top college in Virginia underscores our deep commitment to academic excellence and exemplary student outcomes.”

According to the report, Regent ranks highly for online and on-campus education, providing students with the skills needed to succeed academically, professionally, personally and spiritually. Regent was also ranked one of the top 20 best online bachelor’s programs in the nation, and one of the top 15 best bachelor’s programs for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.

“We are grateful for this accolade recognizing the exemplary education offered to thousands of students at Regent University,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “This independent, industry recognition illustrates that Regent University is the destination of choice for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

“Regent University excels at providing a quality education for their students,” noted a spokesperson at Best Value Schools. “Regent provides students with exceptional experiences and education, and was selected based on its quality, cost, and student satisfaction.”

In 2020, Regent was also ranked the #1 accredited online college in the United States, in a report from Study.com.

“Now, more than ever before, college students need high-quality academics and an engaging student experience,” said Moreno-Riaño. “As the #1 college in Virginia, Regent delivers both.”

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Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.