Educator

  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Administrator
  • Special Lectures
  • Consulting
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Sloan was raised by an educator (and insurance adjustor, CPA) and has been an educator for over forty years.  His first teaching position was as an adjunct lecturer at Hardin-Simmons University, followed by full-time teaching at Southwestern Seminary, and Baylor University.  For a 15 year period during his days as a full-time teacher, he was the interim pastor at over 25 churches in Texas and Oklahoma.  Sloan has been known as a teaching pastor.

 At Baylor University, he was a professor of New Testament for fifteen years, during which time he was asked by the president to form a seminary.  As an incorporator and founding dean of Truett Seminary, he put together the curriculum and faculty.  That seminary is now more than twenty years old.

After being named Dean of Truett Seminary, and serving in that capacity for 2 years, Sloan was elected the twelfth President of Baylor University. He served as president for ten years, plus one year as Baylor’s Chancellor before resigning and becoming president of Houston Baptist University, where he has now served more than ten years. At HBU, along with colleagues, he wrote the visionary document called The Ten Pillars.

Through the years Sloan has given numerous academic lectures, led marriage and family retreats, and has consulted both nationally and internationally on the development of higher education projects.

Latest Blog Posts

16thApr

How to prepare for college graduation

When I asked our faculty and staff what advice they had for graduating seniors, most of the answers actually applied to sophomores and juniors. That should tell you something. Planning Read More →

2ndApr

Changing College Majors: 4 Steps to Making a Decision

The decision to change majors can feel like a personal crisis. I understand and have counseled many students and children through such a decision. So I asked HBU faculty and Read More →

15thMar

Dealing with Disappointment in College Life

The grade came back far lower than you expected. The relationship didn’t work out. The letter was a rejection instead of an acceptance. Someone you trusted didn’t follow through on Read More →

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