As a business leader in the growing mobile technology industry, Vincent Huang is encouraged that Biola University is taking steps to bolster its programs for educating future leaders of science and technology.

“As a businessman who cares a lot about leadership, I am always looking for places that produce good leaders and have good leadership. I see Biola doing both of those,” said Huang, who has been in the mobile phone industry for nearly 20 years and whose company, VHA Corp., is a leading distributor of prepaid wireless in the U.S., working with companies like Boost Mobile for Sprint.

Huang, who was a student in Biola’s BOLD degree-completion program, supports Biola because of its biblical center and integration but also its “looking ahead” vision for things like online classes and robust programs in science, technology and health, he said. He believes it is important for Christian universities to prepare students to be effective in all sorts of professions, not just traditional church ministry.

“So many people are not going to come into the church, so if Biola grads are just working in the church, they will not be able to reach these people,” he said. “That is why we need Christian scientists and businessmen.”