Don Argue

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Don Argue, Ed.D., "has served as President of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, since July 1, 1998. He has led growth of the university that includes an increase in the number of faculty and the addition of 14 new buildings, including the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies and the Health and Sciences Center. During his tenure, enrollment has grown 52 percent.

"Dr. Argue previously served as president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The NAE is comprised of approximately 42,500 congregations nationwide from 51 member denominations, and individual congregations from an additional 26 denominations, as well as several hundred independent churches.

"He also served as President of North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 16 years. Under his leadership, the university received the Christianity Today “Decade of Growth Award” in recognition of being the fastest-growing college of its kind in the nation.

"Dr. Argue earned a Bachelor’s degree at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, a Master’s degree at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, and a Doctorate in Education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

"President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright invited Dr. Argue to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee on International Religious Freedom, for which he chaired the subcommittee dealing with international religious persecution.

"President Clinton appointed Dr. Argue, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick (Washington, DC) and Rabbi Arthur Schneier (New York City) to the first official delegation of religious leaders from the United States to visit The People’s Republic of China to discuss religious freedom and religious persecution with high-ranking officials including President Jiang Zemin.

"Dr. Argue has served as pastor of churches in Missouri and California.

"Commissioner Argue was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)." [1]

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  1. Don Argue, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, accessed September 20, 2007.