In December 2012, officials at Florida Christian College (Kissimmee, Florida) expressed a desire to partner with Johnson University. Because of a debt load that threatened FCC’s very survival, the president and trustees of Florida Christian College appealed to the administration and trustees of Johnson University to assume that debt and continue the College under the name and management of Johnson University. In January 2013, after extensive dialogue and analysis, Johnson’s Board of Trustees responded positively and authorized the School’s administration to pursue the partnership with Florida Christian College.
In April 2013, Dr. David Eubanks, who served at Johnson University 49 years as professor and president, came out of retirement to help guide Florida Christian College as chief operating officer during this important time. Dr. Eubanks is very optimistic about the future of the Florida campus and recently shared how well the transition is going, “I have come to appreciate the pride the FCC family has toward this institution. I have been greatly encouraged by the unanimity of FCC’s trustees, administration, faculty, and staff and the overwhelming favorable response that I have received from students, alumni, and supporting constituency whom I have met on my extensive travels around Florida.”
A special media event is planned for July 1, 2013 on Johnson’s campus in Knoxville, Tennessee. A similar event is planned on the Florida campus for July 2.