BUA announces three promotions


Baptist University of the Américas (BUA) has announced three promotions.

  • Adjunct Professor Sandra Dubon Cisneros has been named Director of the Baptist Bible Institute (BBI). Her responsibilities are to promote, recruit and implement the goals and mission of the BBI program in Texas, the U.S., and around the world. Sandra comes with strong organizational and educational skills and is working toward her doctoral degree.
  • Rhoda Ortiz Vance, Assistant to the President for the last six years, has been named Director of Community Relations. She will link BUA to state and local associations as well as to businesses, civic and community groups. She will implement community and public relations strategies to establish and build partnerships. She also will collaborate and partner with departments to develop community outreach strategies to seek ways to support the community partnerships that already exist.
  • Francisco Ramos has been named Director of Distance Education and Institutional Effectiveness. He will coordinate the University’s efforts to develop and implement alternate curricular delivery systems that will incorporate the use of online and teleconferencing technologies. He will continue to coordinate the institutional effectiveness and quality management program for BUA. Francisco earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies at BUA and is enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Logsdon Seminary.

Baptist University of the Américas, located at 8019 S. Pan Am Expressway in San Antonio, Texas, provides post-secondary education for students from all over the world. Students can earn certificates and college degrees not only to enter the formal ministry in churches but also to minister while serving in their secular careers.

Black Preaching Conference set at BUA


Baptist University of the Américas (BUA) is the site of the 10th Annual Black Preaching Conference Sept. 1 and 2 with the theme “The Art of Black Preaching.”

Pre-registration through Aug. 31 is $109 and $129 at the door. Registration is available online at www.bua.edu/bpc2015.

Conference speakers are Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, associate professor of homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.; Dr. Marcus Cosby, senior pastor at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston; and the Rev. Delvin Atchinson, senior pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Waco.

The conference is co-sponsored by BUA, Texas Baptists, Texas Baptists’ African-American Ministry, and the African-American Pastors Fellowship of Texas.

Workshops are Techniques for Effectively Preaching Sermon Series, Fundamentals of Expository Preaching, Nailing it to the Now: Effective Use of Illustration, Preaching the Old Testament to a New Generation, and Developing a Balanced Preaching Plan.

For more information, contact Rhoda Vance at 210-924-4338, Ext. 207.

Baptist University of the Américas, located at 8019 S. Pan Am Expressway in San Antonio, Texas, provides post-secondary education for students from all over the world. Students can earn certificates and college degrees not only to enter the formal ministry in churches but also to minister while serving in their secular careers. More information is available at www.bua.edu.