Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in Waxahachie, Texas, announced plans to restructure its two academic colleges the College of Bible and Church Ministries and the College of Arts and Professions into three colleges in June 2013. The new colleges will be the College of Music and Communication Arts, College of Bible and Church Ministries, and College of Business and Education.
"Restructuring will provide an even higher quality of attention to students across SAGU's programs," says Paul Brooks, vice president of academics.
Currently, the College of Bible and Church Ministries contains Bible/theology, practical ministries, music, counseling/psychology and intercultural studies. The College of Arts and Professions contains business, communication arts, education, English/foreign language, general studies and social studies.
After restructuring, communication arts, English/foreign language, music and the staff department of media services will shift to the new College of Music and Communication Arts. The College of Arts and Professions will become the College of Business and Education with four departments: business, education, general studies and social studies. The College of Bible and Church Ministries will retain its current name and the Bible/theology, practical ministries, counseling/psychology and intercultural studies programs.
Del Guynes will join the SAGU team as the new dean to the College of Music and Communication Arts. "Guynes has extensive professional experience in communications and music and also holds ministerial credentials. He is revered by his peers and supervisors and has provided essential input toward the design and purpose of the World Communication Center," says Brooks.
Guynes spent the majority of his career integrating the disciplines of communications, music and technology in ministry and professional settings. In addition to being an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God for over thirty years, he spent most of that time as a bi-vocational minister, working as a business executive in the media and communications industry.