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Northwestern President Dr. Alan Cureton Named to ECFA Board of Directors


By Greg Johnson on Monday, April 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (UNW) and Northwestern Media, was recently named to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) Board of Directors. Cureton’s three-year term on the 12-member board, began on April 8.

Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. The Christ-centered ministries accredited by ECFA include churches, denominations, educational institutions, rescue missions, camps, and many other types of tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Collectively, these organizations represent over $29 billion in annual revenue. Northwestern is a charter member of the ECFA.

In addition to the ECFA, Cureton is currently a board member for both the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the International Network for Christian Higher Education. In years past, he has contributed to several organizations at the board level, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Daystar University US, and Sterling College, his alma mater.

University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) is a nondenominational Christian university in St. Paul, Minn. With a biblical worldview integrated into all programs, UNW provides a unique educational experience for students who want to combine faith and education. Northwestern offers 75+ areas of undergraduate study, seven master's degrees, and online and early college programs. Northwestern Media, a ministry of the university, owns and operates 23 Christian radio stations throughout the Midwest with a total listenership of more than 1.5 million listeners. Visit unwsp.edu for more information.

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