Office of the Provost

A Welcome from Dr. Lawrence Ressler,  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Resslerx_Lawrence_-_Candid.jpgI would like to welcome you to ETBU, an institution of higher learning now entering its second century. Sitting atop the highest point in Marshall in the piney woods section of East Texas, ETBU is frequently referred to as the light on the hill.  This is literally true but more importantly, it is a reference to the words of Jesus who challenged his followers with these words, "Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

You will find that ETBU is a friendly, personal, learning community.  We understand at ETBU that learning requires involvement to be really effective, And ETBU is a great place to get involved.  This includes internships, service opportunities, being on athletic teams, performing in fine arts performances, leading in chapel services, and participating in many clubs and activitiesLawrence_and_Oleg_Revin_trying_to_decide_in_St_Petersburg.JPG

Our goal at ETBU is not merely to help you get a degree.  It is more than a place to develop lifelong friends and have a great time.  Our goal is to help you develop into a leader that will make a difference in the world.  We are here to walk alongside you and support you as you prepare for the journey that God has in store for you. 

Welcome to ETBU.

Provost Office Staff


Dr. Lawrence Ressler                           

Provost and Vice-President for Academic   


Jessica Shans         

Student Assistant


Betsy Lewczyk

Administrative Assistant


Dr. Tommy Sanders

Assistant Provost


2013 Convocation Charge to Students

Dr. Ressler Resume