Christ's College 50th Anniversary -Historical Exhibition Chinese

Chronicle of Christ College

 Chronicle of Christ College

Initial stage of founding the institutionfrom 1957 to 1977:

  1. Purchased estate (hillside land in Pu-Ting, Tan-Shui Township, Taipei County. Administration and dormitory buildings were constructed). Named the school as Christ’s College.  Dr. James R. Graham Jr. was the first president.  Began recruiting and teaching.
  2. Established “Juridical Person of Free China Foundation Taipei County, Taiwan Province” (hereinafter refereed to as Christ’s College); and acquiring the approval by Ministry of Interior to set up “American Presbyterian Christ’s College”
  3. Designated December 12th as the Founder’s Day of Christ’s College.
  4. “Library”, “Language Center”, and “Chaplain’s Office” were set up. “Chapel”, “Tennis Court” and “Gymnasium” were built.
  5. Founded outdoor Sunday School. Evangelical Groups, such as Aboriginal Association, Plane Association, Haka Association as well as Overseas Evangelical Mission were formed. Set up Glory Kindergarten and Tzu-Chiang Church to preach gospels more extensively.
  6. The number of students was increased from 73 (at the founding year, 1959) to 600 in 1976.
  7. As an organization, Christ’s College was adopted by Mission to the World of Presbyterian Church in America.

 

From 1978 to 1988:

  1. Mrs. Sarah Graham, wife of the Founder, Dr. James R. Graham Jr., rested in the Lord in March 16th, 1978.
  2. Dr. James R. Graham Jr. was retired and Dr. David C. White became Interim President of Christ’s College.
  3. Built and deployed “Chung-Cheng Hall”, the indoor gymnasium. Added “Alumni Liaison Section” in Secretarial Office.  “Dr. James R. Graham Jr. Memorial Hall” (as Academic Building) were built and put to use.   Faculty and Staff housing was built.
  4. Dr. James R. Graham Jr. rested in the Lord in June 18th, 1982.  After Dr. David C. White’s tenure as the Interim President, Dr. Cheng Shih Chang succeeded as the second President of Christ College.  Later, Dr. David C. White was substituted for Dr. Cheng as the Interim President.  After that, Dr. Jonathan Chao succeeded as the 3rd President.
  5. Established sister school relationship with the Covenant College, Tennessee. Set up “Seed Evangelical Association”.
  6. The Board announced “the educational aims of Juridical Person of Free China Foundation of Taipei County, Taiwan Province”, and agreed on “the Christ’s College Doctrinal Statement” and “the Christ’s College Standpoint Regarding Registration”.
  7. The number of students exceeded 700 by 1987.

 

From 1989 to 1999:

  1. The board approved the “Christ’s College Governing Values” and “Christ College Mission Statement”.
  2. The board chose Benjamin Wu to be the vice-president of Christ’s College.  Later, he worked as the Interim President.  After that, Dr. Joshua Yeh assumed the 4th presidency.  After that, Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng was assigned to be the acting president.
  3. The school built sister school relationship with Geneva College.
  4. The board validated the “Strategic Plan for Long-Term Development from 1992 to 1997”.
  5. The Spiritual Development Office developed overseas evangelic missions such as short term missions in Mainland China and mission works in Myanmar.
  6. The church music program organized a concert tour for the first time; and the Spiritual Development Office formed “Graham Jr. fellowship”.  “Archives Room” was set up.
  7. The College celebrated 40th Anniversary Founder’s Day.
  8. The College joined Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

 

From 2000 to 2002:

  1. Redacted the “Christ’s College Mission Statement” and 8 Strategic Objectives were set up.
  2. The board approved the “Operation Manual of Christ’s College”.
  3. The M.B.A. curricula were opened through the cooperation between Christ’s College and Dallas Baptist University.
  4. The College attended the 25th Annual Meeting of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Christian students from Christ’s College were chosen work in American churches as interns.
  5. A new position, Vice-President for Spiritual Affairs, was added and was taken charge by Dr. David C. White.  Professor Cheng-Po Chang assumed the role of the administrative Vice-President.
  6. The Tien Lan Hall was inaugurated and deployed.
  7. The curricula for TESOL master degree were opened through the cooperation between Christ College and Azusa Pacific University, USA.
  8. The 20th anniversary memorial service of the Founder of Christ’s College, Dr. James R. Graham Jr., was held on June 15th, 2002.
  9. The number of students exceeded 900 by 2002.

 

From 2003 to 2005:

  1. Christ’s College applied for by the accreditation of Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS).
  2. The college finished the process of transferring “Elim Property”
  3. The Board approved the “Christ’s College Ethical Values and Standard” and the “Christ’s College Academic Freedom Statement”.
  4. The college applied for registration with Ministry of Education. Thereafter, Ministry of Education came and reconnoitered the College along with other relevant officials.
  5. The master degree curricula of Mass Communication were opened through the cooperation between Christ College and Regent University, USA.
  6. President Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng and Dr. Quentin Nantz went to India to attend the conference of International Association for Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE) and presented papers.
  7. The executive vice-president of Dallas Baptist University, along with 7 staff members, visited Christ College.
  8. The representatives of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities visited Christ’s College and gave lectures in the “integration of faith and learning” seminar.
  9. The Board adopted “Christ’s College Statement of Nondiscrimination”.

From 2006 to 2009:

  1. The investigators of Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and School(TRACS)came to Christ’s College for inspection and then gave the accreditation to Christ’s College.
  2. Christ’s College became one of the inaugurator members of Taiwan Christian Universities and Colleges Alliance (TaiCUCA).
  3. The Ministry of Education approved Christ’s College to establish “Christ’s College of Humanities and Management”.
  4. The Board of Christ’s College of Humanities and Management was formed.
  5. In consideration of the uncertainty about whether the mission and beliefs of Christ’s College could be maintained after accreditation, the Board decided to suspend from applying accreditation on March 29th 2008, and organized Special Committee to examine the pros and cons of different approaches to resolve issues related to the registration with Ministry of Education.
  6. Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng resigned his post as president.  Dr. Quentin Nantz was assigned the role of Interim President.
  7. The College hosted the conference of International Association for Promotion of Christian Higher Education(IAPCHE)in Taipei.  She joined the membership of International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education(IAPCHE).
  8. On Aug. 30th 2008, after hearing and discussing on the report of Special Committee the Board resolved to apply to register with the Ministry of Education as a Religious College.