Union news office
JACKSON — To honor longtime employee Carroll Griffin, Union University has established the Carroll W. Griffin GO Trip Endowment that will help fund its mission efforts around the globe.
Griffin, who is retiring this semester after 36 years of service at Union, is director for marketing and enrollment in the School of Adult and Professional Studies.
“Carroll Griffin casts a long shadow on Union University,” said Todd E. Brady, Union’s vice president for university ministries. “His love for people has been evident in his service at Union as he has influenced thousands of graduates who are now making a difference for Christ in the world through ministry, education, medicine, science, business, missions and more.”
Union’s GO Trips are the annual mission trips for students over winter, spring and summer breaks to such locations as Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Ethiopia, East Asia, Boston, Connecticut, Florida, and Utah. Dozens of Union students participate in GO Trips each year.
A native of Paris, Griffin graduated from Union in 1971. He taught math for a year and served at West Jackson Baptist Church for a decade. His tenure at Union began in 1982 as director of admissions. He served under four presidents: Robert E. Craig, Hyran Barefoot, David S. Dockery, and Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver.
Griffin also received his master’s degree in education from Union. His wife Kay is a Union graduate, as are all three of their children (Meg, Scott and Tobey).
“Carroll’s love for people flows out of Christ’s love for him,” Brady said. “Now, through the Carroll W. Griffin GO Trip Endowment, Carroll’s influence will be felt literally around the world as students receive financial assistance to take the gospel into all the world.”
Donations in Griffin’s honor can be made to the endowment at www.uu.edu/giving/cwgfund.