On October 7, 2019 Payap University will enter a new phase of its partnership with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). On that date, a memorandum of understanding will clarify the way in which the university and the educational enterprises of the Church of Christ in Thailand Foundation will renovate and develop several of Payap’s buildings after more than a decade since they were constructed.
“Payap University does not have the financial resources to do the renovation,”Dr. AmnuayTapingkae, Interim President, explained. The renovation will include not only important maintenance but changes to bring these facilities up to higher standard for modern use for education, workshops, conferences, and assemblies for Payap and our partners.
Partnerships are one of the ways that Payap University will reposition itself to move into the second quarter of the 21st Century. Our oldest partnership, of course, is with the Church of Christ in Thailand Foundation which obtained permission from the Ministry of Education to establish Payap as the first private institution of higher education in Chiang Mai. Payap then became the first private university in the country in 1984. The CCT Foundation is our partner in educational ministry but is also our “landlord” as owner of the university properties. “Think of it this way: the CCT Foundation owns the university, but the Board of Trustees of Payap...
Next week Payap University will turn over 68 rai of land to the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). [On the right side of the highway in the view from above.]
Let the celebration begin. Payap University is EMERGING. “It’s a miracle.”
These are comments being made as it was announced that Payap University is on the move toward goals of reducing debt and recovering initiative, in only two months after Dr. Amnuay Tapingkae and his interim team took over leadership of the university on August 1.
On October 7, leaders of the Church of Christ in Thailand Foundation along with some 30 other church leaders and Payap University personnel will attend the signing of a historic memorandum of understanding that will potentially save the university and expand the ministries of the church at the same time.
“It’s a win-win situation,” Dr. Amnuay quoted the CCT’s legal negotiator as saying. [See Dr. Amnuay going over information about the deal.]
“Bear in mind that the CCT Foundation...