Wisdom Chapel - Psalm 90:12 "Lead Us Not Into Temptation"

Pete Menjares

    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

According to the Psalmist, understanding our human limitations, including the brevity of our days, leads to gaining a heart of wisdom. In this context, wisdom applied can help students avoid numerous "temptations" or pitfalls that can easily diminish the quality of the university experience. A few of the temptations I will address are to mistake duty for devotion, to mistake productivity for fruitfulness, and to mistake the solo performance for the contributions of the academic community to one's success. Particular emphasis will be placed on the value of living and studying in a diverse Christian community.


Pete Menjares

Dr. Pete Menjares is the CCCU Senior Fellow for Diversity and Senior Director of the Institute for Faculty Development at Vanguard University.  He also is the principal and owner of Menjares Consulting Group, where he provides professional consultation services to Christian colleges and universities, focusing on building capacity for diversity through audits and assessments, strategic planning, curriculum, keynote speaking, and the professional development of faculty, senior-level leaders, presidents, and boards of trustees. 

Dr. Pete Menjares recently served as the 11th president of Fresno Pacific University and has since relocated to Southern California. Previously he worked at Biola for 17 years finishing as the Associate Provost for Diversity Leadership. Prior to this position Dr. Menjares served as Chairman of the Education Department. Dr. Menjares is a frequent speaker and conference presenter, and has over 30 scholarly papers, publications, and research grants to his credit. In September/October 2005, a portion of Dr. Menjares' teaching testimony was told in a story published by Today's Christian magazine titled Redeeming Public Education, and in summer 2007 Teach Kids! Magazine released a children's curriculum based on Dr. Menjares' life titled Two Paths for Pete that will target at-risk Latino youth.


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