Business View Magazine | October 2020

216 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2020 C howan University’s story is one of resilience and perseverance. Located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, the school was founded in 1848 by Baptists in the area who desired to establish an institution where young women would have the opportunity to receive a proper education. “We were one of the forerunners of higher education for women,” says John Tayloe, Assistant to the President and Executive Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. “Chowan has always been able to adapt to the changing times. We enrolled men in the early 1930s, we closed during World War II, and then reopened as a junior college, which lasted until the early 1990s, when, against all odds, we moved to four-year status. We’ve worked hard to become a strong and vibrant institution, and in 2006, we knew that we were worthy, so after adding the graduate school, we became a university. Higher education is one of the strongest and most vibrant business sectors in the United States - the private AT A GLANCE CHOWAN UNIVERSITY WHAT: A private Baptist university WHERE: Murfreesboro, North Carolina WEBSITE: CHOWAN UNIVERSITY Faith in your future