Pacific Adventist University vice-chancellor announces he is leaving

Dr Lozano has served in the role since February 2017.

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Pacific Adventist University (PAU) vice-chancellor Dr Raul Lozano has announced he will be leaving PAU in coming months to return home to Mexico for family reasons.

Dr Lozano has served at the PAU campus, on the outskirts of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, since February 2017. He and his wife Anita have appreciated the warmth and friendliness shown to them during this time.

“These years have been so rich in helping me understand how diverse, complicated and interesting at the same time life can be,” Dr Lozano said. “I hope I have left behind something for the benefit of my colleagues and students because, certainly, I am taking with me a lot that I learned from them.

“I will treasure the memory of the spiritual programs at PAU. I was always at awe at the spiritual responsiveness of our community, especially in valuing prayer and conflict solving through reconciliation. Of course, I will not forget the food but, more than that, the friendliness and approachability these people showed to my wife and me all the time.

“Coming to the Pacific also helped me get connected with other Seventh-day Adventist entities and make friends with leaders at a very personal level. I will surely miss the high-level discussions and mutual support during the meetings I participated in. I consider myself privileged in having met some of the best educators and leaders in the Adventist world.”

South Pacific Division president Pastor Glenn Townend said the Lozanos will be missed.

“Raul has provided firm, spiritual and strategic leadership at PAU,” Pastor Townend said.  “The staff are united toward a clear vision and strategic plan that is developing. He has led through the disruptions of COVID and maintained a strong sense of purpose.”

The PAU Council has appointed a selection panel to find a replacement for Dr Lozano. For more details visit:

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