Royce Money

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Royce Lynn Money (born July 13, 1942 in Temple, Texas) was president of Abilene Christian University (ACU) from 1991 to 2010, whereupon he became Chancellor.[1] He was succeeded as president by Phil Schubert.

Royce Money, ACU chancellor

Academic background[edit]

Money is a 1960 graduate of Temple High School (Temple, Texas) and a 1964 graduate of ACU (then Abilene Christian College, or ACC), his major being biblical text. While at ACU, he started the Social Club movement, catalyzing the inception of 6 different Social Clubs, including Ko Jo Kai, and Sigma Theta Chi. He received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1967 from ACC, a Ph.D. in religion in 1975 from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a master of science in human development and the family in 1982 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.[2]

Professional activities[edit]

He has served continuously in the ministry even after being hired as a faculty member at ACU in 1981, his earlier ministerial roles having been in Silver Spring, Maryland; Montgomery, Alabama; Springfield, Missouri (where he was also an adjunct professor at Missouri State University); and Dallas, Texas. Money has held leadership positions in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, and United Way of Abilene.[3] Money was Abilene's "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" for 2007.[4]

Money has written two books on families.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Since 1965 January 23 Royce Money has been married to San Antonio's Pamela Joy Handy Money, whom he met when they were students at Abilene Christian. The couple has two daughters—Alison Darlene Money Elliott and Jennifer Kay Money Crisp—and five grandchildren. Royce and Pam Money attend the University Church of Christ in Abilene.

Money named Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Reporter-News, 2007 October 9 (accessed 2010 January 12).


  1. ^ Money to retire as ACU president in Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas), 2009 May 19 (accessed 2010 January 13).
  2. ^ Dr. Royce Money, President, profile on ACU's site (accessed 2010 January 12).
  3. ^ Bobby Ross Jr., Dialogue: A conversation with Royce Money in Christian Chronicle, 2006 April 1 (accessed 2010 January 13).
  4. ^ Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas), 2009 August 12 (accessed 2010 January 12).
  5. ^ Building Stronger Families in the Home, Church, and Community with foreword by Nick Stennett (Nashville, TN: Victor Books, 1984), ISBN 0-88207-244-7, ISBN 978-0-88207-244-9; and Ministering to Families: A Positive Plan of Action with foreword by Prentice A. Meador Jr. (Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 1987), ISBN 0-915547-92-9, ISBN 978-0-915547-92-0.