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Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Alabama, with a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service. The Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person.
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Dennis Mitchell Henry, J.D.
Chairman: Dale Kirkland
Board size: 33
Founder: Rex Turner, Leonard Johnson, Joe Greer
Ruling year: 1950
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 05/31
Member of ECFA: No
Member of ECFA since:
We all want to become better versions of ourselves. No one wants to remain trapped where they are because of missed opportunities and unrealized dreams.
At Faulkner University, we believe your dreams don't have an expiration date. We understand that you're looking for more than a degree. You want find your niche and thrive in your career.
Whether you're a high school senior just beginning your trek, or an adult student looking for a better path, Faulkner is here to help guide your journey.
The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.
Statement of faith
Faulkner's Statement of Christian Principles and Core Values
No one has to be told that the world is changing rapidly. Institutions all over the world, medical, legal, and religious, are changing. Colleges and universities are changing. Local churches are changing, too.
Many changes are beneficial. Advances in medicine and health care, progress in communication technology, erection of useful new facilities are changes to be appreciated. As Christ's church evangelizes the world, grows in grace and knowledge of the Lord, loves its neighbors and bears its cross daily, methods, programs and some of the needs of those to be served may change.
Faulkner University is a Christian University. Being Christian, it is connected to things that cannot change. With the help of God and by the determination of its administration and faculty, the university will not change in its relation to these things.
God is the beginning and the end of all things. He is creator and sustainer of the universe. All that is was brought into being by the power of His word. He said, "Let there be," and there was. He changes not.
Faulkner University is committed to the centrality of Jesus and His cross. All of us have sinned. We are, therefore, powerless to save ourselves. God sent His Son Jesus into the world to taste of death for us all. Every sermon in Acts has Jesus Christ as its theme. Paul the apostle determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God forbid that Faulkner University should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We unabashedly affirm, as the Bible does, that no sinner can be saved except by the grace of God. God's grace is appropriated by faith in the atoning death of Christ. Those who believe the gospel and desire to be saved are baptized into the death of Christ and raised by the power of God to walk in newness of life. Jesus promised salvation to those who believe and are baptized, and Faulkner University is committed to the necessity of baptism for the washing away of sins. Scripture affirms it clearly and consistently, and so therefore do we.
Christ promised to build His church and did as He promised. The church cannot save; only Christ can save, but Christ saves the church. One who is redeemed by the blood of Jesus is added by the Lord to the church, is translated by God into the kingdom of Christ. This church, by definition, includes all the redeemed. Faulkner University is unwaveringly committed to the uniqueness and non-denominational nature of the Lord's church.
God has chosen to reveal Himself in Christ, His incarnate Word. Christ sent God's Holy Spirit to guide His apostles and others into all truth, and they in turn committed that revelation to writing in God-breathed Scripture.
All we can know of what Jesus taught and did, as well as what His disciples taught and wrote in His name, is found in Scripture. Jesus quoted Scripture, citing what Scripture says as what God said. On His authority, the faculty and administration of Faulkner University, a Christian University, accept the Bible as the word of God. We hold it to be completely true as the word of One who cannot lie, and completely authoritative as the word of the One who made us, loves us and will one day judge us by that very word.
There are principles and imperatives that God has revealed through Scripture to direct the work and worship of the Church. These include:
Each congregation is autonomous, with no human governance outside itself. Leadership in each local church is by spiritually qualified men chosen by the congregation in accordance with biblical qualifications.
In corporate worship the church is to follow the instructions of the apostles. It must seek to please God and not itself. It should, therefore, be governed by what God has indicated he wants to receive from us rather than merely by what we might want to offer. In practice that means the congregation offers "the fruit of our lips," or a cappella singing, not instrumental music. It also means participation in the Supper of the Lord each Lord's day.
God has ordained male spiritual leadership for the church, including placing leadership roles in corporate worship in the hands of men. This does not imply that women are inferior to men. They are not. It does, however, accurately reflect the respective roles God has assigned to men and women.
The moral climate in the world today demands a firm commitment to biblical morality. Dishonesty, sexual intercourse outside of marriage whether heterosexual or homosexual, disregard for the value of human life whether in the womb or without, drunkenness "and such like" are declared by Scripture to be sin. We have neither the desire nor the right to say sin is not sin.
In addition, we also stand against unrighteous anger, racist attitudes and actions, an unforgiving bitter spirit, "and such like." A divisive spirit, so eager to carry tales against brothers that it will not check out what has been heard before rushing to repeat it, and those who are so insistent on their own way that they cause havoc and heartbreak in the church rather than yield in their will or opinion must also be opposed.
To summarize, God is God, Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, the Bible is God's inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself and His will, the church is God's redeemed people seeking in all things to please Him. To this Faulkner University is wholeheartedly committed.
Here we stand.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||15/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||No||0/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||No||0/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||Yes||4/4|
|Total donor confidence score||63/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||288 of 1092||27 of 130|
|Fund acquisition rating||512 of 1095||60 of 130|
|Resource allocation rating||376 of 1095||43 of 130|
|Asset utilization rating||313 of 1092||39 of 130|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$6,574,319||$8,230,135||$5,300,080||$6,362,566||$5,438,974|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$36,954,149||$40,336,741||$38,288,535||$35,008,481||$35,625,574|
|Other long-term assets||$733,409||$887,509||$462,947||$75,973||$77,685|
|Total long-term assets||$64,635,057||$60,642,273||$52,263,619||$53,606,172||$54,693,715|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$5,774,976||$5,556,010||$4,465,798||$4,238,907||$4,559,761|
|Other current liabilities||$5,526,996||$5,021,506||$3,739,029||$2,706,433||$3,652,843|
|Total current liabilities||$11,301,972||$10,577,516||$8,204,827||$6,945,340||$8,212,604|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$679,844||$2,846,065||$4,874,517||$376,999||$300,734|
|Total long-term liabilities||$31,885,820||$34,859,513||$37,635,424||$33,889,121||$34,525,261|
|Without donor restrictions||$35,885,266||$35,510,925||$26,685,468||$29,345,184||$29,354,357|
|With donor restrictions||$22,516,148||$20,031,060||$18,026,435||$18,435,008||$18,227,067|
|Revenues and expenses|
|Program service revenue||$52,190,772||$49,271,330||$48,993,504||$49,327,944||$51,025,644|
|Total other revenue||$54,351,322||$51,009,857||$50,437,096||$50,342,364||$52,291,314|
|Management and general||$7,885,537||$7,598,347||$6,394,048||$6,317,438||$7,289,539|
|Change in net assets||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018|
|Other changes in net assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total change in net assets||$3,878,303||$7,228,281||($1,235,040)||($366,106)||($96,425)|
|Dr Michael D Williams||Former University President||$298,260|
|Dave Khadanga||Dean-College of Business||$228,133|
|Dave Rampersad||Vice President-Academics||$204,616|
|Charles Campbell||Dean-Jones School of Law||$172,193|
|Gerald Jones||University General Counsel||$160,908|
|Jean-Noel Thompson||VP For Student Services||$149,645|
|Leslie Cowell||Dean-College of Education||$147,779|
|Leah Fullman||Dean-College of Health Sciences||$134,958|
|Joseph Vickery||Vice President-Finance||$126,228|
|Mr Jason Isbell||Trustee||$5,000|
Compensation data as of: 5/31/2022
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Faulkner University has been a part of Montgomery, Alabama since 1942 when Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer established Montgomery Bible College on a few acres on Ann Street. Their mission was to create an institution that provided preacher training and education based in God's Holy Word.
Over the years, the school continued to grow. It was renamed Alabama Christian College in 1953, and 11 years later the present property on the Atlanta Highway was purchased.
In 1975, the college opened extended campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile. The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law was acquired in 1983, and a year later the college was accredited as a four-year university.
In 1985, the college was renamed Faulkner University in honor of businessman and longtime supporter, trustee and chairman of the board, Dr. James Faulkner of Bay Minette, Ala. Dr. Faulkner served as mayor of Bay Minette from 1941 to 1943, and was said to be the youngest mayor in America at that time. He was also a state senator and a two-time candidate for governor. In 1947, Dr. Faulkner partnered with Bill Stewart to purchase the Monroe Journal from A. C. Lee, Harper Lee's father.
The university is now home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. A growing number of degree programs are now offered online, in addition to on-ground programs at our campuses.
In the years since the college became Faulkner University, the campus's physical plant has grown to include new buildings for classrooms and administration, new residence halls and apartments, a student multiplex, modern facilities for the football, soccer, baseball and softball programs. Plans are also underway for a major renovation of the Gus Nichols Library.
One thing that hasn't changed since our founding days is our mission to be a distinctively Christian university, where God's Word is taught and respected, and where students are encouraged to grow in intellect, character and service.
Faulkner University is proud of its continuing role as a growing and dynamic part of the Montgomery community and the higher-education community throughout Alabama.
15 - average student class size
27+ online programs
49% minority students
35+ countries represented
3.3k enrolled students