Leadership Selection Chapel
SMU Department, SGA Department, Tom Copeland
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- 9:30–10:30 a.m.
- Chase Gymnasium
- Open to: Students
Cost and Admission
This event is free to attend.
The Student Missionary Union (SMU) is the largest student-led missions organization in the United States. The 27 staff members and hundreds of volunteers are here to motivate and mobilize students to align their lives towards the completion of the Great Commission. SMU labors to mobilize students to catch a vision of God's desire for the world and passionately pursue their role in the incredible, real-life story that God began with Abraham and will end with the Messiah's second coming. Through prayer ministry, long-term and short-term missions, and Missions Conference, SMU desires to see each student walking in the fullness of the diverse ways God has created us to worship and serve Him.
The mission of SGA is to equip student leaders to provide funding for student initiatives and representation for the undergraduate student body in order to foster Christ-centered community.
Tom Copeland is an associate professor of political science, focusing on international relations, free market capitalism, national security, intelligence, and terrorism. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and his B.A. in political science from Geneva College. He spent more than a decade in Washington, D.C. working alongside U.S. and foreign intelligence, as well as with law enforcement agencies, with the media, consulting firms, the U.S. Navy, and information giant LexisNexis. He now serves on the faculty advisory board of the Values & Capitalism project at the American Enterprise Institute, and was a 2010 fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He lives in Corona with his wife and two children.