Office of the President


In order to truly understand an institution, you must understand its purpose. Point Loma Nazarene University is committed to the integration of faith and learning – the uniting of heart and mind. We want students not only to accumulate credits toward a degree but to become individuals who think and behave intentionally as Christians in all of their endeavors.

Jesus presents this challenge of integrated experience in His greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37-38)

A natural outcome of combining faith and learning is the desire to serve others and to make a difference. That’s why our university mission can be summarized as “To Teach, Shape, and Send.”

What better way to teach, shape, and send than through community – one that worships, plays, studies, questions, challenges and encourages one another. That’s what Point Loma Nazarene University is about. It’s why I love this place, and it’s why I’m so honored to welcome you here.


Bob Brower, Ph.D.

PLNU Trustees

Point Loma Nazarene University practices the principle that good management involves the council of many. The university is governed by the Board of Trustees.

Strategic Priorities

PLNU's Strategic Priorities identifies the strategic priorities necessary to expand PLNU's capacity to provide the kind of education that will prepare our students to impact the world for good.