Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer
Gary Weier’s passion is to see students’ lives transformed through the unique learning experiences offered through a biblically faithful liberal arts education. In addition to serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, he teaches the Media and Society course as a professor in the Division of Communication.
He enjoys helping students understand the influence of media both on their lives and on the broader culture while learning from them through their experiences as digital natives in a media-saturated culture. Dr. Weier has also taught Fundamentals of Speech, Public Speaking, Oral Communication for the Professions, Persuasion, Modern Rhetorical Theory, Media Relations, Media and Politics, Crisis Communication, and Communication in Politics.
Gary holds BA and MA degrees in speech communication from Bob Jones University. He received a PhD in communication from Purdue University, where he studied communication and political science. He has studied as a summer fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Higher Education Management Institute.
Gary serves as an executive committee member on the board of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. He has chaired or served as a team member for accreditation visits at nearly a dozen colleges and universities. He also serves as a board member on the BJU Education Group.
Gary and his wife Rebecca have four children. They are active members at Morningside Baptist Church where Gary has taught an adult Sunday school class for nearly 25 years and has also served as a deacon.