Commencement Speaker 2013
Drs. Edward and Debra McKenna Blews
Asbury University announces Drs. Edward and Debra McKenna Blews as the Commencement speakers for 2013. Dr. Debra Blews will speak during the Saturday morning Commencement for graduate and non-traditional students, and Dr. Edward Blews will share with the traditional graduates during the afternoon Commencement.
Dr. Debra Blews holds a juris doctor degree as well as a master of laws degree in international law. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich., and for Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.
Dr. Edward Blews has recently been named the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For the past 28 years, he has served as the president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan (AICUM). In that role, he has been the organization’s chief executive officer and the advocate and voice of 49 Michigan independent, nonprofit colleges and universities, representing more than 122,000 students. Blews is recognized as a national leader in the movement of independent higher education with a reputation as a passionate and enthusiastic advocate.