Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Greetings from the President

This Catalog will introduce you to Mount Vernon Nazarene University. It is also an invitation to a world full of light and wisdom. Proverbs reads, "Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Happy is the one who listens to me . . ." (8:33-34a). The writer captures much of the meaning of what will be found in the pages of this catalog. It is both an invitation and counsel concerning what matters. Hopefully you will see the intentionality contained herein as you examine the programs, policies, and resources offered by MVNU. Faculty and staff await to assist you in this journey. I am excited for you as we order our steps toward the sort of education that has the capacity to change the world in the name of Christ.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian community framed by the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition seeking to fulfill its educational mission as defined by the following core convictions:

  • A rigorous holistic education that integrates the liberal art and professional excellence.
  • Character as an expression of the moral formation inherent in our educational mission.
  • Vital faith that permeates the life of the University.
  • Vigorous partnership with the Church of the Nazarene.
  • Active engagement with the broader Christian community.
  • Responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to the University.

These convictions give us the direction and courage to invite you to walk boldly, believe fully, and embody the values of a warm heart and discerning mind.

We are serious about the work we do. We think it matters that heaven touches earth in our classes, laboratories, chapel, and on athletic fields. This is a special place because the best of education and the best of faith are knitted together to form the fabric of a mind enflamed with the Spirit.


Henry W. Spaulding, II