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May 25, 2011

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BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen (center) welcomes Trustees to the annual meeting.

On May 20, the Board of Trustees of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) met on the campus in Graceville where they received reports on a broad range of topics concerning curriculum development, future program developments and campus construction.

During the meeting, the board approved the proposed operating budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year representing a 3.6% increase over the 2010-2011 budget. A program of capital expenditures was approved involving construction and the renovation of several campus facilities, as well as the addition of several needed resources for the college. The trustees adopted a Position Statement for the long range development of the academic structure of the college outlining the general parameters for the continued growth over the next decade.

According to BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen, the college will once again complete its fiscal year "in the black" on June 30th. While this is always viewed as a major accomplishment, it is especially significant in the current economic climate. Through the strong numbers of students who are responding to God's call to attend the college, the generous support of Florida Baptists and the other friends who help to carry out the work of the school, BCF is able to continue the essential work of Kingdom preparation and service.

"The Baptist College of Florida continues to be one of the finest educational facilities in America devoted totally to the education and training of Christian leaders," stated Kinchen during his presidential report to the Board of Trustees. "Recruitment figures for the 2011 Fall Semester look strong. I am amazed at the high quality and deep commitment of those folks who are coming to the College. I look forward to the future as we continue to join hands and hearts in reaching Florida and the world for Christ."

Trustees were encouraged to refer prospective students to BCF. "Florida Baptists have a College in which you can be justly proud," stated Kinchen. "We are not the school for all folks, but we are a top quality school for all of those individuals who are serious about making a difference in the world in the name of our Lord."

For more information about the degree programs offered at BCF, please call at 800-328-2660 ext. 460 or visit www.baptistcollege.edu.