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University Leadership

The Bob Jones University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Alan Benson acting CEO, effective May 17, 2023.

Benson joined the University leadership in 2018 and has been serving as executive vice president for student development and ministry advancement. He earned a BA in Bible (1992) and a MMin (2009) from BJU, a MDiv from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011 and a DMin in Expository Preaching from BJU Seminary (2020).

Before coming to BJU, he served in senior pastoral ministry for 25 years in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois. At BJU, he has made significant contributions to student leadership development and the total BJU student experience, and he has expanded the offerings of BJU Seminary.

Teaming with Benson will be Dr. Gary Weier and Dr. Bruce McAllister.

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Alan Benson

Alan Benson, DMin

Acting CEO

President’s Administrative Cabinet

Gary Weier

Gary Weier, PhD

Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer

John Matthews

John Matthews, MBA

Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

Bobby Wood

Bobby Wood, PhD

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Steve Dickinson

Steve Dickinson, BS

Vice President for Business and Finance

Carol Keirstead

Carol Keirstead, MS

Chief Communications Officer

David Fisher

David Fisher, PhD

Chief Administrative Oversight Officer, Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Sr. Dean

Beverly Cormican

Beverly Cormican, EdD

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor, MS

Chief Human Resources Officer

David Lovegrove

David Lovegrove, BS

Chief Marketing Officer

Renton Rathbun

Renton Rathbun, PhD

Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview

Officers of Administration

Renae Wentworth, EdD — Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Darren Lawson, PhD — Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication
Brian Carruthers, EdD — Dean of the School of Education and Human Services
Richard Stratton, PhD — Dean of the School of Business
Jessica Minor, PhD — Dean of the School of Health Professions
Kevin Oberlin, PhD — Dean of the School of Religion
Neal Cushman, PhD — Dean of BJU Seminary
Pattye Casarow, DMA — Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication
Daniel Smith, EdD — Registrar
Brian Burch, MBA — Chief Information Officer
Susan Wise, BS — Chief Accounting Officer
Phillip Gerard, MA — Senior Director of Planning, Research and Assessment
Doug Garland, EdD — Director of Assessment and Curriculum Development
Jonathan Daulton, MDiv — Director of Student Life
Deneen Lawson, BAPCT — Women’s Director of Student Life
Neal Ring, EdD — Athletic Director

Board of Trustees

Dr. Dawn Akam
Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Dr. Gary Cobb
Middletown, Ohio

Dr. Sam Dawson (Chair)*
Allen Park, Mich.

Mr. Tim Gallagher
Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. Mike Harding*
Chair, Learning & Living Committee
Washington Township, Mich.

Dr. Joe Helm
Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Dr. David Huffstutler
Rockford, Ill.

Mr. Paul Matthews (Vice Chair)*
Chair, Finance, Audit & Personnel Committee
Athens, Ala.

Mr. Jerry Morgan*
Chair, Marketing & Development Committee
Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Marc Stevens
Jonesville, N.C.

Mr. Gary Thompson
Buffalo, Mo.

Dr. Matthew Walker
Morrisville, N.C.

Mr. Michael West
Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Bruce Woodworth*
Chair, Plant & Information Technology Committee
Knoxville, Tenn.

*member of the Executive Committee