Category Archives: News & Updates

Get Involved!

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about next academic year. Are you interested in getting more involved at WPU? Are you looking to grow your leadership skills? The leadership application for next academic year is now live.

This application is for anyone interested in Campus Activities Board (CAB), Campus Ministries, Peer Mentors, and Resident Assistants. You can apply for more than one position with this application.

If you want to learn more about any of the positions please contact:
Rev. Dr. Angulus Wilson ( – Campus Ministries
Dr. Jonathan Manz ( – Peer Mentors
Vanessa Guerrero ( – CAB, Resident Assistants

Apply here

2022-2023 Academic Year Tuition and Fees Announcement

Each year Warner Pacific University sends students an email with information on tuition and fees for the upcoming year. This information does not change the cost of the current academic year.

Attached you will find our letter sharing the planned tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year in English and Spanish.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees Letter in English

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees Letter in Spanish

Counseling Center Update

The beginning of this semester may look a little different, but the Counseling Center is still here for you!

We will continue to provide FREE and confidential counseling for all students.  In line with current WPU policy, counseling sessions will be remote (telehealth) through a secure Zoom link until WPU is open for in-person activities again.

To schedule an appointment, email us at and list the times you are available to meet with a counselor.  We’ll get you scheduled with a counselor and provide you with a brief intake form to fill out.  Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Monday and Tuesday 9am-3pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-5pm

When is it helpful to see a counselor?

People come to counseling to find support and have a safe place to process what’s going on in their lives.  At the Counseling Center, we can help you with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, and relationship conflicts – just to name a few.  We’re also here if you want to find ways to work towards your goals and improve your performance in academics, athletics, or at work.   Some other signs that it might be helpful to talk with a counselor:

  • Everything you feel is intense or overwhelming (or reversely, you feel numb and detached from life).
  • You’ve suffered trauma and you can’t seem to stop thinking about it.
  • You have unexplained and recurrent headaches, stomach-aches or a rundown immune system.
  • You’re using a substance to cope.
  • You take extra measures to either avoid people completely or constantly distract yourself from being by yourself.
  • You’re getting negative feedback from work or school.
  • You feel disconnected from previously beloved activities.
  • Your relationships are strained.
  • Your friends or family have told you they’re concerned.

When self-harm or suicidal thoughts are present, talk to someone and see a counselor. This is absolutely a time to engage in a non-judgmental, accepting counseling relationship to find the support and care that you need.  We are here to support you!

If you have questions, please reach out to or visit our website:

Tutor Survey Gift Card Winners

Congratulations to so many of you who have finished up your finals and are done for the semester! And for those who are almost there, know that you have got this and you are almost done with the term!

My name is Janice Nehren and I am the Student Success Coordinator with WPU. This past semester the tutoring department has been conducting surveys for students who have booked and attended tutoring sessions through WPU. Each survey that was completed was entered for an end of the semester gift card drawing and I am happy to announce that we have our winners for the semester!

Our two winners this semester are Angela Amaya and Naly Moua! Congratulations to them, and thank you to all those who booked tutoring sessions with WPU tutors and completed surveys on your experience with our tutors.

Doing gift card drawings at the end of the semester is something we are planning to continue to do for the next term, and we look forward to continuing to serve your academic needs. If you need any assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at:

New Interim VP of Academic Affairs

 Warner Pacific University (WPU) is pleased to announce Dr. Miriam Chitiga as its new Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Chitiga joins the University from Fayetteville State University, a Constituent of The University of North Carolina System, where she serves as a Tenured Full Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership and School Administration.

“Dr. Chitiga is an interdisciplinary, global researcher and scholar whose work is centered on transformational ways for leaders to enhance diverse student learning, inclusion, and social justice,” noted Dr. Brian Johnson. “Her rich experience in diversity and social justice, intersections of race, class and gender are timely assets – especially for times such as now.”

Dr. Chitiga has a Bachelor’s of Education in English, Linguistics and Education as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of Zimbabwe.

With a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Miriam’s professional experiences include working across the formal education spectrum in Southern Africa and the USA.  Her international and interdisciplinary work in civic engagement, leadership, and empowerment has earned her highly competitive institutional grants and prestigious fellowships.

“I am very excited and honored to be joining the WPU community to provide diverse students with educational opportunities for active engagement in dynamic environments,” remarks Dr. Chitiga. “As a lifelong Christian, it is a privilege to serve WPU in this capacity, where students, faculty, and staff can bring their faith, intellect, and Christian values into the academic spaces to explore and solve real world problems both locally and globally.”

Dr. Chitiga joins WPU on December 17, 2021.

Thank You, Dr. Goble!

After a long and esteemed career at WPU, Dr. Luke Goble is leaving to serve as the Director of Research, Evaluation, Impact, and Learning with The Contingent. The organization is a non-profit focused on empowering leaders and mobilizing community for the common good in Oregon and beyond, particularly in the areas of higher education and workforce development, social mobility, foster care, and post-incarceration integration.


It’s hard to capture how important Dr. Goble has been to WPU during his career.


· He came to the University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor of History, with a teaching focus on courses related to race, ethnicity, immigration, and world history.


· He quickly became a campus leader and won a grant that launched Warner Pacific’s First Year Learning Communities, an effort designed to serve first-generation college students and help Warner Pacific better integrate into the city of Portland.


· He assumed the mantle of Humanities Department Chair in 2012 and then Division Chair of Arts and Letters in 2016.


· In 2013-14, he co-led the (now infamous) Program Review Coordinating Team— “PRCT”—a university-wide coalition designed to assess academic and administrative programs for their effectiveness and mission fit, which resulted in a set of 40+ recommendations for the university to become more effective in fulfilling its mission to serve students from diverse backgrounds.


· In 2017, Dr. Goble was tapped to serve as Chief Innovation Officer, and specifically to help the college launch some new programs related to emerging fields of technology and other changes in course modalities and learning environments.


· Dr. Goble began serving as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs in May 2020 and was selected for the role permanently in 2021.


Most important, Dr. Goble has been a trusted advisor to the University’s leadership as well as to his colleagues and students. We have benefited immeasurably not only from his expertise, but also from his compassion, his unflappable calm in the face of crisis, and his love for this place.

Please reach out to Dr. Goble to offer your congratulations and appreciation!

Scholarship Opportunities – December and January Deadlines

Sarasota Dentistry Scholarship

 RevenueZen Social Selling Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline: December 15, 2021
  • Applicants must submit a YouTube video in which clearly and creatively conveys a start-to-finish strategy of how you will use social selling in a job application process.
  • Find more information and apply at:

Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship

Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline: January 10, 2022
  • Scholarship involves answering questions relating to personal experiences helping senior citizens and your plans to continue helping senior citizens.
  • Find more information and apply at:



There are new openings for tutoring positions in the Spring semester, apply today!

Here is some brief information about the tutoring positions:

  • To apply, you will need to submit: the tutor application formyour resume, and an optional cover letter for the position
  • You create your schedule and the hours you work
  • You can decide what content area you would like to work with students on
  • This is a paid position and can be placed on your resume for job experience
  • This is an opportunity to take on a new form of leadership in the Warner Community

There will be an opportunity to interview for tutoring positions:

December 9th and 10th

Have materials submitted by 1:00 pm on December 3rd

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to our department and ask, and we would be more than happy to answer them to the best of our abilities.

All the best,

Academic Success