LACOMBE, AB – On April 27, 2018, the Burman University Board of Trustees took the following action:
39-17/18 – VOTED to create a committee to review the feasibility of a merger between College Heights Christian School (CHCS) and Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA) with a report given to the Burman Board of Trustees by the fall 2018 board meeting
The Board of Trustees tasked the Cabinet of Burman University to create the committee with representation from Burman University, who oversees PAA, and the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who oversees CHCS. Cabinet is currently finalizing membership of this committee to include representation from all concerned parties.
“The Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has received the voted request from the Burman University Board of Trustees to create a committee to review the feasibility of a merger between College Heights Christian School (CHCS) and Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA) and is working to appoint representatives to sit on the proposed committee,” says Janet Griffith, Education Superintendent of the Alberta Conference.
The committee will make its recommendation to the Burman University Board of Trustees and the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at the fall 2018 Burman Board of Trustees meeting.
“The purpose of this feasibility review is to proactively explore options that are in the best interest of our students,” says Mark Johnson, Chair of the Burman Board of Trustees and President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. “We want to continue providing quality Adventist education at an affordable cost to families as we build on the excellent legacy of PAA.”
Burman University, located in Central Alberta, offers more than 20 accredited undergraduate degree programs for post-secondary education. Their mission is to educate students to think with discernment, to believe with insight and commitment, and to act with confidence, compassion, and competence.