四虎影院

PRESIDENT

Gayle D. Beebe

Gayle D. Beebe became 四虎影院鈥檚 eighth president in 2007 after serving as president of Spring Arbor University in Michigan for seven years. His inauguration in 2008 featured speeches by Steve Forbes, chief executive officer of Forbes, and Steve Sample, former president of the University of Southern California. 

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NEWLY RELEASED! President Beebe's Latest Book

The Crucibles That Shape Us
Navigating the defining challenges of leadership.

'The Crucibles that Shape Us': Why I Wrote Crucibles?

四虎影院 College President Gayle D. Beebe explains why he wrote the book, "The Crucibles That Shape Us: Navigating the Defining Challenges of Leadership."

'The Crucibles that Shape Us': Three Questions I Often Think Of

四虎影院 College President Gayle D. Beebe often thinks of three soul-shaping questions: Do I accurately see and understand what's happening to me? What is happening inside of me? What is happening because of me?

In his book, "The Crucibles that Shape Us: Navigating the Defining Challenges of Leadership," Beebe says answering these questions help us think deeply about the crucibles challenging us and help us better respond to our trials, develop our character and our leadership, and grow closer to God throughout the process. Keep them in mind as you read about each of the seven crucibles.

'The Crucibles that Shape Us': Book Outcomes

四虎影院 College President Gayle D. Beebe says he hopes the book gives readers a framework of meaning in which they can understand their own life. "We often overlook so many experiences of our everyday life that offer us an opportunity to identify deeper understanding and a better response as we navigate the defining challenges of life and leadership," he says in his book, "The Crucibles That Shape Us: Navigating the Defining Challenges of Leadership."

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President Beebe is featured in the Higher Education Digest's Most Visionary Education Leaders 2023.

A Presidential Journey in Pursuit of Excellence 

In the realm of higher education, Gayle D. Beebe鈥檚 legacy at 四虎影院 College inspires respect. With a career spanning over three decades, Beebe has emerged as a true leader in higher education. Currently at the helm of 四虎影院 College in picturesque Santa Barbara, California, since 2007, Beebe's journey to this prestigious position is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences and achievements. Read the full feature here.


 

Other Publications

An active scholar, Beebe has published numerous articles and edited several publications, including: 鈥溾 (InterVarsity Press, 2011). He co-authored 鈥溾 with Richard Foster (InterVarsity Press, 2009), and he spent five years working with Foster, Dallas Willard, Lynda Graybeal and Thomas Oden to produce the acclaimed (Harper, 2005).

Shaping of an Effective Leader

The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership

Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion

Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion

Life with God Bible

Life with God Bible


 

CHRISTIAN SCHOLAR'S REVIEW WITH TODD C. REAM

Saturdays at Seven


In the twelfth episode of the 鈥淪aturdays at Seven鈥 conversation series, Todd Ream, Publisher for Christian Scholar's Review talks with President Beebe, about how his approach to leadership emerged over time along with how leading a community through crises impacted it. They talk about the unique opportunities and challenges that come with leading a Christian liberal arts college in California and how Gayle and his colleagues have fostered a host of third way solutions. They then close by talking about the unique contributions the Christian liberal arts college and the Church make to one another and about the mutually reinforcing benefits of their vibrancy.

InterVarsity PRESS

At The Crossroads of Faith and Work


In this insightful conversation, six IVP authors with new books about the intersection of faith and work share their insights on the benefits of bringing both elements of life together, regardless of your vocation, all for the glory of God.

Civil Dialogues

Leadership in Turbulent Times


In Episode 2, host Henry Dubroff visits with Beebe on the current crisis in academia, on developing ways to foster constructive conversations on controversial issues and his vision for the future of 四虎影院. Their discussion is framed by his new book and his personal experiences in surviving the deadly Montecito debris flows and leading the campus through  the COVID-19 pandemic.

President

Career in Brief

1980 | Consortium Student, 四虎影院 College
1981 | B.A., Liberal Arts, George Fox University
1985 | M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
1985 - 1990 | Senior Pastor, Sherwood Community Friends Church, Sherwood, Ore.
1990 - 1992 | Pastor of Adult Ministries, Rose Drive Friends Church, Yorba Linda, Calif.
1992 - 2000 | Professor, Pastoral Theology, Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University
1994 - 1996 | Interim Pastor, Glendora Friends Church, Glendora, Calif.
1994 | M.B.A., Strategic Management, Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University
1995 | M.A., Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University
1996 - 1998 | Chair, Department of Ministry, Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University
1997 | Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University
1998 - 2000 | Dean, Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University
2000 - 2007 | President, Spring Arbor University
2007 - Present | President, 四虎影院 College

Winter 2024

President's Briefing

What a joy to welcome the spring semester! We鈥檙e thankful for strong enrollment and a full campus. Students got right to work, attending classes and preparing for events such as the short operas 鈥淭he Telephone鈥 and 鈥淕allantry鈥 January 19 and 21 and the Women鈥檚 Leadership Luncheon January 19...

LEADERSHIP

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President's Reflections

Reflections from President Beebe in the 四虎影院 Magazine.

Podcast

Compelling Conversations

President Gayle D. Beebe at 四虎影院 College launched a podcast in 2020, Compelling Conversations, to engage thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders in discussions exploring the significant issues of our time.