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Interview with William J. Teague

(Date and publication unknown) What do you perceive to be the relationship between the university and the church? The historic position views the university as an extension of the home. As an extension of the home, ACU will reflect many of the same values that arecommon to individual members of the church. So, there is a … Continued

Teague: ACU’s chief still has time to lend an ear

This article appeared in the Oct. 3, 1990, edition of the Abilene Reporter-News. When I sat down to lunch with Abilene Christian University president Dr. Bill Teague last week, I expected him to reminisce about past glories and accomplishments. Instead, he began talking about his faith and hope for the Hill. True, ACU’s ninth president … Continued

Teague: University building blocks

This story by Kathie Henry appeared in the 1985 Prickly Pear. Since his inauguration in 1982, president William J. Teague’s term has been characterized by the university’s continuous growth. The addition to the Margaret and Herman Brown Library in 1983, the construction of the Mabee Business Building begun in 1985, and the plans for the … Continued

Teague: Maintaining excellence is challenge for 1990s

This article appeared in the Winter 1990 issue of ACU Today. By William J. Teague As the year 2000 approaches, ACU faces a difficult challenge: to maintain and increase its level of academic excellence at a time of decreasing state and federal funding for students, a shrinking pool of freshmen, and a decreasing number of … Continued

Teague: Office of the President

This story by Kelly Tolson appeared in the 1983 Prickly Pear. “This has been a year of great change,” said ACU president William J. Teague. Of the many changes implemented, Teague said his most satisfying accomplishment was the establishment of visiting committees. The committees, composed of various ACU alumni and members of the community, visited … Continued

Renewing a Commitment: The inaugural address of president William J. Teague

The inaugural address of ACU’s ninth president, delivered Feb. 19, 1982 In our age, there is certainly no shortage of challenges. Our graduates are entering a world increasingly burdened with issues that call for constructive action – issues that seem to minimize the role of the individual. After all, how does one person deal with … Continued

Teague: Alliance between corporations, colleges vital

This article appeared in the November/December 1982 issue of West Texas Business. By Walter Burch “A stronger alliance between the educational and business communities is imperative if we are to be of optimum value to each other.” This statement is one of the convictions guiding Dr. William J. Teague as he enters his sophomore year … Continued

Members of ACU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization recently toured Q1 Media in Austin to hear the inside story of the startup business. Photo: Q1 Media.

ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. William J. Teague

Dr. William J. Teague (’52), chancellor emeritus of Abilene Christian University, died in Abilene on Nov. 28, 2018, at age 91. Funeral services are planned for Dec. 6, at 11:57 a.m. in the ACU Teague Center. He was born July 12, 1927, in Olney, Texas, the youngest of six sons. His father died when he … Continued

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one, and sometimes their stories are the most heart-breaking: A single mother who found herself homeless and her two children placed into foster care because of a clerical error a local public housing authority refused to fix. Or an 80-year-old retired teacher who lost her apartment after … Continued